Ancient traditions in saint’s honour

Battling the dragon with St George
Battling the dragon with St George

Fun and frolics in the name of St George were enjoyed by young and old on Sunday.

In the square named after England’s patron saint, residents joined volunteers and Luton In Harmonyrepresentatives to meet the friendly dragon mascot.

Entertainment included a live band, morris and maypole dancing, cream teas, workshops with the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, fairground attractions, Punch and Judy shows, stilt walking, face and henna painting, a magician and water zorbing.

A kids’ craft marquee offered the chance to make swords, shields and princess hats.

Luton borough councillor Pam Garraway said: “It was great to see families having fun and enjoying celebrating our patron saint and our ancient English traditions.”