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Celebrate St George’s Day in Enfield

Published Friday, 17 April 2015

Enfield Council is urging residents to get out and celebrate St George’s Day at two events designed to mark the special day.

Hundreds of youngsters and leaders are taking part in the annual Enfield District Scout and Guide parade on Sunday, April 26 from 3pm which marks St George's Day.

The parade will begin at Enfield Grammar Upper school playground, before passing through Enfield Town, down Church Street and then into Enfield Grammar Lower School playground. Members of the public are welcome to join in the short service and address from Enfield Council’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pat Ekechi.

Scouts and Guides will take part in the parade as it makes its way through the town.

For those who want to raise a drink to St George The Wonder pub in Batley Road, Enfield, is having some festivities of its own on 25 April, supported by funding from Enfield’s Residents Priority Fund (ERPF).

Starting at 12 noon the popular pub will play host to a raft of adult and children’s entertainment including live acts all day, Morris and Irish dancing, a saxophonist, BBQ and raffle. For the young ones there is a bouncy castle, face painting, plus an egg and spoon race.

Children are encouraged to come dressed as a dragon, with a prize for the best dressed!

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations, Cllr Yasemin Brett said: “This year’s St George’s Festival is going to be fabulous.

“We are delighted to support the Scouts with their parade this year which will bring the valour of St George to Enfield Town, and afterwards why not drop in for an afternoon of fun activities at The Wonder pub, many of them are free.”

Cllr Nick Dines, Conservative Councillor for Chase Ward said “St George’s Day is an important date and it is right that it should be celebrated across the borough. It would be fantastic to see people lining the streets for the scouts and then paying a visit to The Wonder to continue the festivities”

Cllr Vicki Pite, Labour Councillor for Chase Ward said “I am delighted to see Enfield celebrating St George’s Day and would urge people to come out to line the streets to support the scouts as they march through Enfield Town.”

St George is the patron saint of several countries, including Spain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lebanon.

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