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A date with St George

St George's poster

A free family fun day in celebration of England’s patron St George takes place in Aylesbury on Sunday, April 22nd.

Organisers are inviting people to come along to Market Square for the event between 11am and 4pm for a ‘great day-out’, steeped in traditional English history and culture, dowsed in good-old family fun and entertainment.

Visitors can meet ‘St George’ riding his magnificent steed, as well as a dragon who is more sweet than scary.There will be displays and interactive sessions featuring a variety of traditional crafts with the Queens Park Arts Centre including willow weaving, crochet, lace making and blacksmithing – with opportunities to have a go.

Children, of all ages, can try their hands at archery and sword fighting. People can test their skills in a cricket simulator or learn how to play some traditional board games, alongside arts, crafts and a range of games and activities.There will be entertainment by the St George and Dragon puppet show and a special condensed version of Twelfth Night, and people can take part in a May Pole Dance.There really will be lots of fun and entertainment for all your family, organisers promise.

The annual scout parade leaves Market Square at 2.45pm, led by The Amersham Marching Band, St George on horseback with more than 200 Scouts, marching to St Mary’s Church, for the annual affirmation service. It will returning at about 4.15pm for the Scouts to be formally dismissed by the district commissioner.


February 9, 2018