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St George visits Telford for well-attended event

By Mat Growcott | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

St George himself marched through his namesake suburb in Telford as part of a day of activities.

Organisers said their St George's Day celebrations at The Gower, St Georges went extremely well.

Stephen Handley said it had been a chance to show the public what was possible at The Gower.

"There were loads of attractions for the community, free crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle," he said. "Music was by Telford Steel Band, Eternity Road and Lisa Stevens.

"Overall it was a well-attended event. There was bright sunshine, great atmosphere and fun for all."

The celebrations were financed by the St Georges Partnership.

"The group joined in with the Gower Group to show the public what can be done at the Gower," Stephen said.

"Every event we get is getting bigger and better."

It was opened by Councillor Raj Mehta, Telford's mayor.

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It started with a parade through St Georges, led by St George himself on horseback.

The famous dragon was carried by the local sea cadets.

For anybody who wanted to see some action, two knights were fighting at the event, travelling all the way from Brighton to take part in the festivities.

Easter eggs were given out for free thanks to a donation by Magna International.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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