Town celebrates St Georges Day

Published Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Two young girls with England flags

Hinckley celebrated St George's Day with a special programme of traditional entertainment on Saturday (23 April). 

Despite the windy weather, the event offered plenty of free entertainment and activities for the whole family including Morris dancing, Punch and Judy, Tom the tale teller, children’s crafts, a roaming face painter plus a new play called Shakespeare in Hinckley, and even St George on stilts.

Islastones was there with a teddy tombola, and there were also some small fair rides available.

Local charity Baby Basics hosted a donation centre for anyone to donate pre-loved baby items for distribution to families in need. 

Hinckley District Scouting Association paraded through the town with representatives and flags from groups across the borough. 

Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Town Centres at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said:

This is the 17th year that the Borough Council, supported by the Town Centre Partnership and Hinckley BID, have organised events to celebrate St George’s Day. It is a popular annual event that offers something for all ages to experience while enjoying the town’s shops and bustling market stalls. I hope everyone who came along enjoyed celebrating our national day with us.