Crowds turn out in force for St George’s Day Fun in Rugby

Rugby town centre hosted St. George's day celebrations recently, with a variety of stalls and attractions, for all the family.''pictured: Katie Mae with an Eagle Owl.
Rugby town centre hosted St. George's day celebrations recently, with a variety of stalls and attractions, for all the family.''pictured: Katie Mae with an Eagle Owl.

Revellers of all ages turned out to celebrate St George’s Day in Rugby town centre on Saturday.

There was free fun for all the family including St George astride his charger along with his trusted knights.

Mr Rugby and Miss Rugby Tom Bradshaw and Natalie Nason.

Mr Rugby and Miss Rugby Tom Bradshaw and Natalie Nason.

The event, which is organised by Rugby First, is one of Warwickshire’s biggest and most popular St George’s Day celebrations.

Children had the chance to sample Knight School to find out what it’s like to be a knight.

There was face painting, a Punch and Judy show and a court jester to raise a laugh.

Managing director of Rugby First Aftab Gaffar said: “The St George’s event continues to grow in size and popularity and is now well established in the Rugby events calendar.

“It provides a great back-drop to showcase the town and draws people from the local area as well as further afield, providing a welcome boost to the local economy and a fun day out.

“The birds of prey and events in the arena were well received by the crowd. A special thanks to all those businesses who entered the keenly contested window dressing competition judged by the deputy mayor Cllr Richard Dodd.”

The winner was Salters in High Street.”

The next big town centre event planned is the Bike Festival on Sunday May 17, which promises a great day for all the family.