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By George: join in the international celebrations on April 23!

Emma Robinson16th April 2008

Legendary dragon-slayer, patron saint of scouting and brave hero of the past; the life of St George is celebrated on April 23 in countries throughout the world, including England, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

What are you doing to mark St George’s Day this year? Why not come along and join in Rickmansworth’s celebrations of England’s national day.

From 2.00pm on Wednesday the Halfway House pub on Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth, will be hosting a fun-packed day of activities to celebrate traditional English food, culture and heritage.

Revellers will be entertained by Phoenix Morris dancers, maypole dancers from St Mary’s CofE school, madrigal singing, a drill display from Rickmansworth, Watford and District Sea Cadets, live music and fairground rides for youngsters. Waitrose will be on site with Essentially English Food and Drink and healthy goody bags, plus residents will be treated to a feast of traditional fare such as cockney cockles, mussels and jellied eels. Local farmers and growers will also be represented, with local produce available to purchase throughout the afternoon. Entry is free and everybody is welcome, so come along and enjoy the festivities!

Up the road the party atmosphere will continue into the evening, with a classic hog roast and fish and chips on offer at the Whip and Collar pub, Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth from 6.30pm.

Happy St George’s Day!