A ROARING SUCCESS
CELEBRATING ST GEORGE’S DAY
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.
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