Waving the flag for St George – and the UK

Casey Nurse (11) of Holbeach with his grandad's London taxi, one of the classic cars on display at Long Sutton's St George's celebrations. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG220412-14MD
Casey Nurse (11) of Holbeach with his grandad's London taxi, one of the classic cars on display at Long Sutton's St George's celebrations. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG220412-14MD
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HE was waving the Union Jack, but young Casey Nurse entered fully into the spirit of the celebrations for England’s patron saint at Long Sutton at the weekend.

Events & Entertainment in Long Sutton laid on a weekend of diversions around the main event, the St George’s Day Parade, which included schoolchildren, re-enactment groups, the Royal British Legion, scouts, cubs and Boys’ Brigade, a marching band, the fire brigade, Long Sutton in Bloom and a Dr Who character.

The two-day event was fascinating for visitors, with the 2nd 95th Rifles re-enactment group recreating a camp of one of King George III’s Rife Companies and providing an insight into camplife of the Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Full story in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.