Gardens celebrate St George

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Crowds of patriotic revellers flocked to Burnby Hall and Gardens on Sunday as the venue put on a special event to honour St George.

Featuring a brass band playing a selection of popular songs, a craft tent and a falconry display, the event proved a big hit among youngsters as the rain stayed off for the whole day.

St. George's Day at Burnby Hall Gardens

St. George's Day at Burnby Hall Gardens

Sara Waddington, events manager at Burnby Hall and Gardens, said: “We saw a letter in the Pocklington Post last year from somebody wondering why nobody in the area did anything to celebrate St George’s Day, so we decided to put this event on.

“There’s always a lot that happens for St Patrick’s Day and sometimes St George is a bit overlooked so we just wanted to show that we’re proud to celebrate England’s saint as well.”

During the day, children made St George tabards in the craft tent, and watched as the story of St George was re-enacted.

The next major event taking place at Burnby Hall and Gardens will be its Tulip Festival between 4-12 May.

There will also be a May Day celebration on 6 May, band concerts on 12 and 26 May and a sports day on 29 May.