24th March 1940, Easter Sunday

In former years I should today have been getting ready to go to Regent’s Park tomorrow [to take part in the Van Horse Annual Parade]. This year all will be empty there. Never mind. It’s such an early Easter the horses are still in winter roughness.

The London Van Horse Parade was founded in 1904 and was held annually on Easter Monday at Regents Park. Eric and his horse Bob were regular participants in the 1930s but the Parade was not held during the war years.
The Van Horse Parade is now known as the London Harness Horse Parade and is still held on Easter Monday although the venue is now the South of England Showground. This year's Parade will be on 5th April 2010 at South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL. For more details click here.

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