Lichfield City Celebrates St George's Day

Published: 05 March 2011

St George's Day celebrations
Town Crier, Ken Knowles, narrating patriotic tales | Peter Young, Town Clerk, preparing to fight the "Dragon" (Alan Rock)

On Saturday 23 April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Lichfield will be turning patriotic to celebrate St George's Day with a variety of free events and market stalls on Market Square and Market Street to mark this traditional British Day. There will be the opportunity to watch English Folk dancing, join in the "Hunt the Dragon" competition around the market stalls or meet "Welephant", the mascot for Lichfield Fire Service and take a closer look at a Fire engine. In addition there will be storytelling theatre, face-painting and live music from various performers. A variety of local organisations, including Shakespeare in the Park and the Lichfield Tourism team, will also be present. The historic St George's Court, an ancient Manorial Court dating back to 1548, will be held in the Guildhall from 12 noon to 1pm. The Court is held in a light-hearted and entertaining manner with the Mayor, as Lord of the Manor, presiding and assisted by the Steward of the Manor (Town Clerk) and is open to the public, everyone is welcome. So why not come along and enjoy a day of free entertainment and fun in celebration of England's most noble patron Saint? For more information please contact Rachel Clive at Lichfield City Council on 01543 309853 or visit the City Council's web-site at