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Good Friday go-karting returns to St David’s

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Gilbert Lamb Day drew crowds from across the Island to St David's Cricket Club for the East End's biggest Good Friday celebration. Pictured is the annual Go-Kart Race (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Hundreds lined the roads of St David’s on Good Friday as the Mohawk Grand Prix raced back into action.

While only three carts and a handful of pedal bikes took part in the Good Friday tradition – held as part of the Gilbert Lamb Fun Day at the St David’s County Cricket Club – crowds were excited to be out again after two years of lockdowns due to Covid-19.

Spectator Jerome White said: “In 2020 we had the lockdown and last year we were still stuck in our bubbles.

And they’re off: Gilbert Lamb Day drew crowds from across the Island to St David's Cricket Club for the East End's biggest Good Friday celebration. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

“It’s great to be out of the house, with friends, just having a good time again.”

Cindy Leshore agreed, saying: “It feels like things are finally getting back to normal.

“We had a hard time getting our kites up this year, but being out in the sun and enjoying the day has been amazing. Eating codfish cakes on your patio alone just isn’t the same.”

Tamina Dill said she was grateful to be able to resume traditions and spend time with her family on the holiday.

She added: “I didn’t know what to expect this year because it has been a while and I know folks have left the island. I’m happy to see people have really come out and embraced the event again.

“I’m still not used to seeing so many people out in one place at one time, but after seeing everyone out at the Palm Sunday walk last week, it’s starting to feel like things are finally opening up again.”

A participant in the Mohawk Grand Prix rolls through St David’s. (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

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Published April 18, 2022 at 7:44 am (Updated April 18, 2022 at 7:44 am)

Good Friday go-karting returns to St David’s

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