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Hundreds enjoy St George’s Day events in Havering

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 27 April 2017

St George's Day celebrations at Romford Market. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

St George's Day celebrations at Romford Market. Photo by Ellie Hoskins

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Hundreds of people enjoyed the festivities as St George’s Day was celebrated across the borough.

On Saturday Romford Market was decorated in patriotic red and white bunting as St George, a princess and two dragons roamed the market place scaring and delighting visitors in equal measure.

The festivities, organised by the council, included performances from The Haverettes and British Legion marching bands with stilt walkers, magicians, jugglers and balloon modellers also on hand to keep the crowds entertained.

The loudest roar of the day didn’t come from the dragons, however, as Romford’s Town Crier Tony Appleton was in full voice getting people into the spirit of things and children made the most of the opportunity to have their faces painted.

The celebrations didn’t stop there however, as more than 60 people attended a barbecue at Beehive Court, in Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, with the sheltered housing scheme decorated in Union Flags and the flag of St George.

Food, drink and raffle prizes were donated by members of the wider community for the event which was organised by Graham and Frances Broad.

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