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Flags fly for St George’s Day in Downham




The flags were out in force in Downham on Tuesday morning as the town’s annual St George’s Day celebrations took place.

Scores of youngsters gathered around the town square for the customary portrayal of the story of St George and the Dragon.

St George's Day Celebrations on the Town Square Downham Market..St George and the Dragon (John Doyle and Frank Daymond)
St George's Day Celebrations on the Town Square Downham Market..St George and the Dragon (John Doyle and Frank Daymond)

The event is organised by the town council and has become a popular tradition on the town’s annual calendar.

The title roles were filled by the town’s deputy mayor, John Doyle, and fellow town councillor Frank Daymond.

Pupils from Hillcrest Downham Market enjoying the event
Pupils from Hillcrest Downham Market enjoying the event

And the authority thanked youngsters from the town’s two primary schools, Hillcrest and Nelson, “for helping to vanquish the Dragon” in a post on its Facebook page after the event.

Many of their pupils waved crosses of St George around the square during the show.



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