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SLIDESHOW: Dragon parade in Bury St Edmunds offers taste of festival at West Stow




Dragons in all their glory will be fascinating visitors to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village this weekend when it hosts its Dragon Festival.

The mythical creatures, whose stories may have sprung fron tales of dinosaurs, are at the heart of the event which boasts its own Waes Hael Anglo Saxon pub offering specially brewed Crafty Dragon blonde beer from The Brewshed in Bury St Edmunds.

Dragon procession'The Apex, in Charter Square'Around 32 children from schools in the Bury area will take part in a procession, carrying a dragon which they have made.'Bury St Edmunds mayor Patrick Chung leads the way to the Abbey gardens followed by dragons, held by pupils from King Edwards and other schools and smaller dragons held by pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School ANL-150617-232836009
Dragon procession'The Apex, in Charter Square'Around 32 children from schools in the Bury area will take part in a procession, carrying a dragon which they have made.'Bury St Edmunds mayor Patrick Chung leads the way to the Abbey gardens followed by dragons, held by pupils from King Edwards and other schools and smaller dragons held by pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School ANL-150617-232836009

On Wednesday a 16 metre Chinese dragon, handmade by school children from Bury St Edmunds, was paraded around the town before going on display at the festival.

The project involved more than 600 children who made 600 lanterns and mini dragons while youngsters from Horringer Court School created a dragon’s nest at the village.

The weekend will feature costumed re-enactments of Beowulf and the Dragon, there will be a reptile road show, storytelling, face painting, kite making, archery, a dragon egg hunt and dragon artifacts on show at the museum,

Tomorrow there will be raptor flight displays while on Sunday a ‘living’ 7ft tall baby T-Rex makes an appearance.

At the Waes Hael Anglo-Saxon ale house are , from left Lance Alexander, Heritage Operations Manager, Heritage Officers Sylvia Cox, Glynis Baxter and Joe Carr. This was part of the Dragon festival at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
At the Waes Hael Anglo-Saxon ale house are , from left Lance Alexander, Heritage Operations Manager, Heritage Officers Sylvia Cox, Glynis Baxter and Joe Carr. This was part of the Dragon festival at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

People are welcome to come along wearing dragon themed costumes.

To book a place and obtain more go to www,whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk

Dragon procession'The Apex, in Charter Square'Around 32 children from schools in the Bury area will take part in a procession, carrying a dragon which they have made.'Bury St Edmunds mayor Patrick Chung leads the way to the Abbey gardens followed by dragons, held by pupils from King Edwards and other schools and smaller dragons held by pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School ANL-150617-232709009
Dragon procession'The Apex, in Charter Square'Around 32 children from schools in the Bury area will take part in a procession, carrying a dragon which they have made.'Bury St Edmunds mayor Patrick Chung leads the way to the Abbey gardens followed by dragons, held by pupils from King Edwards and other schools and smaller dragons held by pupils from Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School ANL-150617-232709009
Children from Horringer Court Middle School in Bury St Edmunds, help prepare a dragon's nest for the Dragon Festival at West Stow
Children from Horringer Court Middle School in Bury St Edmunds, help prepare a dragon's nest for the Dragon Festival at West Stow


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