St George slays the dragon (again)

George and the Dragon do a little walkabout in The Traverse, Bury.  John Parnell (as George), with Toria Hills and the dragon.
George and the Dragon do a little walkabout in The Traverse, Bury. John Parnell (as George), with Toria Hills and the dragon.
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THERE was no mistaking the day in Bury St Edmunds when St George and the Dragon put on a display of English chivalry in the town.

Special events were staged on Monday to celebrate our patronal saint.

It was organised by Bid4Bury, the organisation of businesses which aims to promote the town’s retailers.

Special offers linked to St George’s Day were provided and there was face painting and colouring for children in Cornhill Walk.

But it was the large brightly coloured dragon and his stilt-walking foe that drew the eye as the traditional slaying of the dragon was re-enacted in the town centre and the arc.

There were also other traditional English treats, from cream teas to Pimms, offered during the day which struggled with some traditional English wet weather

Bid4Bury chief executive Mark Cordell said they hoped to run the event again next year.