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St. Georges' Day
Topic posted by Steak ... dated:19 April 2005
Having heard on the news tonight that Liverpool council intend fining someone for flying the flag has incensed me. Who is this nameless Liverpool councillor " please stand up and be counted" (If you have got the guts). Why the hell should we not be allowed to fly it, did he object to any Irish flags on St Patricks day I'll bet not or any other celebration days flags. I'll bet whoever he is he dare not come out and admit it. I for one will be flying my flag and I don't care if I am threatened with a stupid fine it will still fly. Let me have some replies to see how much support there is for our country, or am I out on a limb.
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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:23 April 2017
Happy St George's day.
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:22 April 2017

Get the flags out, Sunday is the big day. I saw St. Clements has had theirs up since early Saturday, connected to their open house and tower tours I would assume.
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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:23 April 2016

Meanwhile, I have seen more Saint Georges than I could have shook a stick at today, all propping up the bar in the Tim Bobbin. It was a bit like being at an Elvis convention (I imagine). But still no dragons. Perhaps they can't cross water. The Mersey and the Ship Canal keep Urmston fairly well protected.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:23 April 2016

I've not seen any dragons for a while. Unless you count dragonflies.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:23 April 2016

We should all thank George for clearing the Dragons out of Urmston, or did he?
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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:23 April 2016

Happy St George's day.

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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:23 April 2015

Happy St George's day.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:23 April 2014
"That's it George, well done." (TV Ad) Get the flags out and dance like no one is watching.
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Reply posted by LisaK ... dated:26 April 2011
Gillykins and Liznet, top girls! Maybe between the three of us we can keep that saints day going!
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Reply posted by Gillykins ... dated:24 April 2011
Wore my England top with pride as did a lot of others yesterday x
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Reply posted by Liznet ... dated:23 April 2011
Lisa , I put my flag up today !!
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Reply posted by Lego ... dated:23 April 2011
Pea, St George does help beer sales - my local has 20p a pint off all draught beers for today !!
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Reply posted by Pea ... dated:23 April 2011
St Patricks celebrations tend to involve alcohol and I really feel for most that is the attraction. St George doesn't help beer sales!
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Reply posted by LisaK ... dated:23 April 2011
Happy St George's Day!! I think I am the only one with a flag out of my window today, even the pubs haven't bothered this year. Why can't the English be more like the Irish and celebrate their Saints day properly? It's part of our heritage and a good excuse for a do!
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Reply posted by Firstaider ... dated:06 April 2011
No parade but still having service at the field with things on field for all beavers cubs scout etc it cost a lot to get in traffic management to close roads off.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:31 March 2011
This year's St George's Day parade is cancelled.
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Reply posted by MikeL ... dated:23 April 2010
I too saw the flag and bunting on Broadway when driving to work and was very pleased to see them. I also happened to mention this to a British Transport police Bobby on the way to work by way of conversation about St Georges Day etc and his reply was, "I wouldn't be at all surprised, if they were asked to take them down", despite his own disagreement with such a move, which is very sad. Another example today was of a young man wearing a T-shirt in Manchester and on the front was a Union Jack and on the back was, "England love it or hate it", which has a somewhat deep message to me of if you want to be British then embrace it?????
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Reply posted by Gillykins ... dated:23 April 2010
St Georges day everyone. It was lovely seeing the cars decked with England flags and a house on the top of Broadway looks wonderful with the bunting. I myself am wearing an England Rugby top, I was however dissapointed when I went to Asda before - not a mention at all and I didnt see anything patriotic on sale.
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Reply posted by SiB ... dated:19 April 2010
I was very proud that two of my children were in the parade yesterday, it was a lovely day and a marvellous turnout everybody that attended should give themselves a pat on the back!
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Reply posted by Firstaider ... dated:12 April 2010
If we know the name and address of this daft person who did not like it lets send him lots of England flags or England stuff and tell him to get stuffed as free speech is a thing we all have as long as it is not rude or obscene. Most of the people asked from all backgrounds said it did not offend them. PC has just gone mad just leave it alone.
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Reply posted by Lainy ... dated:11 April 2010
Hey, that should be on the "Share Good News" thread.  Well done, 3rd Davyhulme.  You make us all proud.
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Reply posted by DavidU ... dated:11 April 2010
This year the annual Urmston Scouts' and Guides' Saint George's Day prade will be on Sunday 18th April.
 
This is because the 3rd Davyhulme Scout and Guide Band, which leads the prade, has been chosen to lead the National Saint George's Day Prade at Windsor Castle the following weekend.
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Reply posted by Brenda ... dated:24 April 2009
The over 50s who came to the Pop In which is held in the Scout Hut on Bowfell Road had a splendid afternoon of entertainment and many songs from the Trafford Community Music Group of Vincent and Arthur and Wayne Devlin. We also celebrated Shakespeare's birthday.

There was much Flag waving and singing of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory, There will always be an England and lovely food and friendship.

We hope to make it an even better one next year!
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Reply posted by Meg ... dated:23 April 2009
No one has mentioned rainbows! My daughter is a rainbow and wore her uniform with pride to school today.
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Reply posted by Flossie ... dated:23 April 2009
Who is St George?

George is believed to have been born in Turkey in A.D. 207. His parents were Christians. At the age of 17 he joined the Roman army and he soon became well know as being a very brave soldier. Although the other soldiers weren’t Christians George never forgot his religion. The Emperor of Rome heard how brave George was and sent him on many important missions. Whilst George was doing the Emperors work he heard that Christians were being killed for their beliefs. George went to the Emperor and told him he would not fight anymore as he too was a Christian. The Emperor asked George to give up his faith and in return would be given money and riches but George refused. The Emperor had George killed. People got to hear how he died for his faith and they admired his bravery. George was made a saint and was chosen to be the Patron Saint of England.

George and the Dragon

George is famous for fighting a dragon. Here is a typical story of this legend.

George had been travelling for many months when he came across a small town. George notice a strange thing, wherever he went in the town he did not see any girls. He asked a man why everyone was so sad. The man told George that a terrible dragon lived in the mountains above the town. Every week the dragon demanded that a girl be brought to him and he would eat her. The dragon had eaten all the girls in the town and only the king’s daughter was left and she was to be taken to the dragon in the morning. George got on his horse, went to the palace and told the king not to send his daughter to the dragon. George went to the dragon’s lair. The dragon rushed out of its cave with a roar that was louder than thunder. George got out his sword and a great fight broke out. George stabbed the dragon and the princess was saved.

This is from a workshop that I do for children on festivals from around the world!

Copyrighted work to The Equal Opp Shop Ltd.
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Reply posted by Jacks ... dated:23 April 2009
Well done to all the Brownies, Cubs and Beavers from Flixton Infant and Junior Schools who wore their uniforms today.
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Reply posted by paulm ... dated:23 April 2009
He wasn't English and from what I remember at school, He never put a foot in England so why should we be proud...Shakespeare day makes more sence to me
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Reply posted by Janet ... dated:23 April 2009
I remember wearing my Brownie uniform to school in the late 1950's on St. George's day.

My flag was displayed today.
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Reply posted by LH ... dated:23 April 2009
Well done to Davyhulme Primary School.
The school has allowed all children who are members of the Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Boys Brigade etc. to wear their uniform today for St.Georges Day and all other children to wear red and white for the occassion.
It was lovely to see everyone making an effort.
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