A PARADE will march through Wallingford this month to mark the the new mayoral year.

Lee Upcraft, the current mayor, will remain in post for another year and take the traditional salute in St Martin's Street at just after 11am on Sunday, May 19, before a service in St Mary's Church.

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That follows a unique 'loving cup' ceremony on Monday, May 13, when the Mayor is officially chosen. It involves councillors standing in a circle, back to back in pairs. Each councillor bows to the other, sips from a goblet and passes it along.

This year's parade starts from Goldsmiths Lane Car Park.