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Crowds flock to fly Union Jacks for St George’s day in Bromsgrove

Updated: 10:43 am, May 07, 2015

CROWDS turned out in force on Saturday (April 25) for the town’s annual St George’s Day celebrations.

There was a steady flow of people throughout the day for a host of activities, including live music from the Celebration Reed and Brass Band and First World War songs from the Bromsgrove WI Choir.

Among the pieces sang by the women were The White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again, It’s a Long Way to Tiperary and Pack Up Your Troubles. They also sang patriotic classics, including Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.

There was a bouncy castle and a roadshow run by Phil Dent and D’enTertainment UK, while youngsters made their own swords and shields as well as finger puppets.

Bromsgrove Town Crier Kevin Ward announced the events before they took place and performed cries about England, St George and William Shakespeare – whose birth and death date both fell on April 23 which is the same as St George’s Day.

And with Artrix’s tenth anniversary celebrations being held on the same day, there was also a breath-taking and emotional dance performance called Quiet Revolution about the role women played in the war.

Val Wilson, Bromsgrove District Council’s events officer, said: “The rain held off while the events were taking place and everybody has been well-entertained.”

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