St George fails to slay red dragon’ trapped in City of London
PUBLISHED: 19:05 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 05 October 2010
Olivia Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org 07881 810 878
ENGLAND’S patron saint stopped the traffic on his magnificent white stead in the City of London this-afternoon, bent on looking for a dragon to slay. But only firey red monster St George found was a number 8 bus along Bishopsgate
ENGLAND’S patron saint stopped the traffic on his magnificent white stead in the City of London this-afternoon—bent on looking for a dragon to slay.
But the only firey red monster St George found was a number 8 bus along Bishopsgate outside Liverpool Street station which he managed to stop in its tracks.
The knight in shining armour, unable to slay the double-decker, soon galloped back to Spitalfields in London’s East End for an afternoon of celebrations for St George’s Day.
Shoppers in the historic Old Spitalfields Market also saw a display of jousting by two expert knights clad in full medieval armour using historic weapons such as spikes, chains, swords and pole arms.
Market events manager Andrew Sparrow said: “We held a similar event last year when the performers got so much involved that I’m sure it must really hurt!”
Meanwhile, pensioners were being treated to a slap-up cockney fish’n’chips at a St George’s Day party arranged by Tower Hamlets Community Housing at Bethnal Green’s Zander Court Community centre nearby.
It was a bit of a knees-up with a traditional East End band as well as the chip supper wrapped, of course, in newspaper.
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