Flying a flag for St George

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St George's Day was celebrated around the county over the weekend to mark England’s patron saint’s day today.

Flying the flag was 41-year-old delivery driver George Small from Wallingford, who transformed himself into St George to greet shoppers at a charity market in Wallingford on Saturday, also attended by the town’s mayor Colin Dolton, pictured.

Mr Small said: “It was lots of fun – there were children walking past giving me funny looks. We celebrate St Patrick’s Day and St David’s Day, so we should celebrate our own patron saint too.”

Oxford came to a standstill yesterday, inset, as Scouts paraded through the city streets from Broad Street to Oxford Castle led by 17-year-old standard-bearer Andrew Miller, from Kidlington, who said: “It’s quite a big privilege to get to hold the flag. It’s a big event in the Scouting calendar.”

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11:24am Mon 23 Apr 12

brianbbleys says...

my flag is out
my flag is out brianbbleys

3:00pm Mon 23 Apr 12

1onlineheraldreader says...

St George would turn in his grave if he could see this "Multiculture" England of today. England has been in a downward slide since the 80's with both Labour and Tory governments to blame.
St George would turn in his grave if he could see this "Multiculture" England of today. England has been in a downward slide since the 80's with both Labour and Tory governments to blame. 1onlineheraldreader

5:00pm Mon 23 Apr 12

L0RD PETER MCVEY 0X2 6EG says...

England became terminally ill in the early hours of 4th of May 1979, and died some 10 years later.
England became terminally ill in the early hours of 4th of May 1979, and died some 10 years later. L0RD PETER MCVEY 0X2 6EG

6:54am Tue 24 Apr 12

simplicissimus says...

1997 was particularly inauspicious.

Fly the flag.
1997 was particularly inauspicious. Fly the flag. simplicissimus

9:10pm Wed 25 Apr 12

John Lamb says...

Hasn't the George Cross been outlawed under Sharia Law yet? Can't be far off.
Hasn't the George Cross been outlawed under Sharia Law yet? Can't be far off. John Lamb

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