Flag parade as communities celebrate Croydon's diversity and culture in Trumble Gardens, Thornton Heath

Croydon Guardian: The flag parade in Trumble Gardens brought the Thornton Heath community together The flag parade in Trumble Gardens brought the Thornton Heath community together

A flag waving display of international pride was on show when communities came together to celebrate their cultures.

Children paraded the flags of more than 20 countries in Trumble Gardens, Thornton Heath, and there was also food, art and dance at the event, which is in its second year.

Croydon Guardian: The main aim of the event was to celebrate diversity and culture in Croydon

Parade of Nations 2014 project manager Femi Yusoof said: “This was a team effort and everyone was really supportive in making this day happen.

“It was a great day with glorious sunshine and plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

“The main aim of the event is to bring the community together to celebrate diversity and culture within Croydon and we can definitely say that happened.”

Croydon Guardian: Five-year-old Sergia Slugovina, his mum Eugenia and Melina Molbaktchi from Russian Speakers Community Centre

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