St Georges Day: Nottingham celebrates English pride

IMG_0184Nottingham is gearing up today to mark St George’s Day. Churches from Blidworth to Bramcote and Arnold to Attenborough will be taking part.

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Pubs, shops and patriots will burst with English pride as Nottingham stands up to embrace St. George’s Day. Celebrations began at Southwell Minster when the bells rang out at eight o clock this morning  (April 24).

A grand parade featuring participants dressed as Robin Hood and medieval knights have marched through the streets today. Those taking part assembled at Forest Recreation Ground and were joined by, former Nottingham Forest and England star, Des Walker.

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About one thousand and five hundred people will descend on the Old Market Square, where the event will end with live music in front of a giant St George’s flag.

There will also be themed events in city centre bars while the Rose of England pub, in Mansfield road, will launch a beer festival that will run until Monday afternoon (April 27).

Sneinton Market Square will also hold an event from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm this evening, which will include a fashion show, live music, food and stalls. This event has been organised by the Radford branch of the Royal Society of St George.

Councillor Dave Trimble, from Nottingham City Council’s leisure and culture department, said: ” We want the whole community to celebrate St.George’s Day and have some fun.”

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