England

St George's Day celebrated with dragon hunt at castle

The St George flag
Image caption The Local Government Association said St George's Day was a way to bring communities together

St George's Day is being celebrated with events across England, including a dragon hunt and medieval combat training at a Lancashire castle.

Clitheroe Castle is hosting a three-day extravaganza over the Easter weekend, also including weapons and armour handling and storytelling.

A procession through Dudley and an enactment of the tale of St George and the Dragon in Gravesend are two others.

Birmingham is hosting a fete in Victoria and Chamberlain squares.

Baroness Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: "Councils see bringing their communities together as one of their key roles, and St George's Day provides a great opportunity to do this.

"Town halls across the country have laid on a huge range of fun events to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the day, as well as hopefully boost visitors to tourist attractions and town and city centres."

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