Town celebrates St George's Day

Published Monday, 22 April 2024
A photograph of a smiling young boy, dressed in armour and wielding a sword. Behind him is a smiling man, also in armour, and holding a helmet.

Hinckley celebrated St George's Day with a special programme of traditional entertainment on Saturday (20 April).

The event offered plenty of free entertainment and activities for the whole family including Morris dancing, Tom the Tale Teller, an armour experience, children’s crafts provided by the United Reform Church, St George on stilts, a roaming face painter plus a new play ‘Sitting Pretty’ about John Boultbee Brook, a significant figure and part of Hinckley’s history, which was performed by the Red River Youth Theatre.

Hinckley District Scouting Association, led by the Seaforth Highlander Pipe and Drum Band, paraded through the town with representatives and flags from groups across the borough.

Events Co-ordinator for the Borough Council, Cat Stilling, said:

“This is the 19th year that the Borough Council have organised an event 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.”