Sun and smiles to celebrate St George

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St George and a fierce dragon brought a crowd of more than 2,000 flocking to St George’s Square to commemorate the country’s historical hero.

But this was a celebration with a typically Luton twist – other popular attractions included an English ‘n’ Bollywood mash up dance alongside traditional Morris dancers.

It was organised by Kerrie Duggan, of English Irish descent, and her Uni chum Furhaad Ahmed whose background is English and Pakistani.

On St George’s Day itself – April 23 – St Mary’s Parish Church was filled to overflowing with 500 Luton Scouts.

They were there to renew their promise to their patron saint in an annual ritual that has remained unchanged for more than a century.

Newly appointed High Sheriff Colin Osborne and his wife Diana attended the service. He said: “I’m encouraged to see so many young people – it’s a powerful and welcome message for the future.”