Celebrations to be held across Wakefield for St George's Day
Wakefield Council is getting ready to celebrate St George’s Day with a number of celebratory activities planned across the district on Friday, April 23.
The Clock Tower at Wakefield Town Hall will be lit up in red and white to mark England’s national day and the St George’s flag will be flown at all public buildings.
Wakefield Libraries will have special book displays and the weekly Friday 11am virtual story time will be George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell.
Visit their social media pages for lots of fun activities, including colouring and crafts and printable bunting, at @WFlibraries on Twitter and @WakefieldLibraries on Facebook.
The district’s indoor markets will be decorated and have special displays in vacant units, which will include St George and a very large dragon - which actually roars - and lots of interesting facts about the patron saint at Castleford Market.
Outdoor market traders will have their stalls decorated with St George’s bunting and at Pontefract Market, there will also be entertainment provided by popular trumpet player John Barker, which will take place on the outdoor market in the Market Cross area.
Coun Charles Keith, Mayor of Wakefield, said: “It is fantastic to be able to celebrate England’s national day, especially at a time when the country has really united and got through such a difficult time together.
"St George's day offers us another chance to take the first careful steps out of what has seemed a winter of lockdown.
"Enjoy the day as much as possible, whilst keeping safe and following the current restrictions. Remember – hands, face, space."