A dragon-slaying celebration

9 Apr 2019 03:58
Published by: Kian French

MACCLESFIELD’S St George’s Day celebrations will take place in the town centre on Sunday April 14, organisers have revealed.

The celebrations are taking place earlier this year as the official date clashes with Easter weekend.

People in Macclesfield won’t need to go far to find some exciting St George’s Day activities. The Market Place will be the centre of the patriotic family fun.

There will be a special appearance by St George and the dragon, a birds of prey display, face painting, live traditional folk music, cricket, table football, golf games, juggling tips, an England Quiz, ice cream, hot food, sweets and a fantastic opportunity for children to take part in a Knight’s training session.

The day has been organised by Macclesfield Town Council and all activities are free to take part in.

The fun gets underway at 11am until 2.30pm when there will be a St George’s Day civic and community parade setting off from Chestergate and heading to the United Reformed Church at Park Green.

There representatives of the Scouting group will renew their promise. The church service begins at 3pm and everyone is welcome, although space will be limited.

People who come along to the event are encouraged to enter into the patriotic spirit of the occasion by wearing red and white.

A Town Council spokesman said: “If children would like to take part in the Knight’s training school, all they need to do is bring along a toy sword with them.

“Dig out the chainmail and bring your children along so they can learn the dragon slaying skills of St George.”

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