A ROAR­ING SUC­CESS

CEL­E­BRAT­ING ST GE­ORGE’S DAY

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

CHESHAM held its first ever event to cel­e­brate St Ge­orge’s Day at the week­end.

Cel­e­bra­tions took place in the town cen­tre from 10am on Satur­day morn­ing (April 23).

The high street was dec­o­rated with the St Ge­orge’s flag and lo­cal busi­nesses held spe­cial of­fers on the day.

A ‘life sized’ dragon will be took up res­i­dence out­side Caffe Nero, in High Street, but the town was saved by Chesham’s mayor Peter Hud­son who ‘slayed’ the dragon dressed as St Ge­orge.

There was also a best dressed princess com­pe­ti­tion for chil­dren and a best dressed shop win­dow com­pe­ti­tion, which was won by Cox the Sad­dler. The event was or­gan­ised be­cause last year’s mayor Coun­cil­lor Mo Fayyaz vowed to en­sure Eng­land’s na­tional day was cel­e­brated on April 23 this year af­ter he re­ceived com­plaints from the public about Chesham not mark­ing the day, while he was at­tend­ing the an­nual St Ge­orge’s Day scout pa­rade.

True to his word, Mr Fayyaz, along with Chesham Action Part­ner­ship, or­gan­ised an event to mark the day.

The event was sup­ported by Chesham Ro­tary Club, Chiltern Cham­ber, Chesham Town Coun­cil and Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil.

For a photo gallery of the day visit www.get­bucks.co. uk.

PHOTOS: JON MIKOL AND TERRY CHERRILL BE161491

Heroic: Chesham Mayor Peter Hud­son ‘slays’ the dragon. Left with Luke Royle

Pa­tri­otic: Noel Brown presents Sara Clark (left), owner of Cox The Sad­dler shop, and Keira Pon­tin with an award for the best dec­o­rated win­dow on the theme of St

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