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Minivanman
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St George's Day

Why is St George's day always such a damp squib?

The English should be proud and not ashamed to celebrate it - and so what if the dragon-slaying was outsourced to a middle eastern contractor?

I had this weather vane on my house in France, and now it's up high here in Wales!

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Happy St George's Day everyone!

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So how much do you know about St George?

Not much in my case, it seems... 4/9... Undecided

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/23/st-georges-day-quiz-test-your-knowledge-of-engl...

 

 

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Apparently a certain JC wants to make St George's day a public holiday, along with three other days as well.

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From Twitter

The next Labour government will make StGeorgesDay a bank holiday for Britain’s workers.

Britain's workers?

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JC , not only has he promised all under 25 free bus passes , now they get 4 extra days paid holidays  Cheesy

Better ask Ms Abbot how much it will cost Funny

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Just had a tweet back from Ms Abbott, and according to her calculations it will cost a total of around £2.50 - and that includes the price of a cup of tea and a sticky bun for Jeremy.

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@Browni

Well however you define what a worker is, more bank holidays yes? I mean just think of it, even more people taking to the roads at the same time! 

 

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ST George,s Day Anthem Thumbs Up

 

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@Minivanman wrote:

@Browni

Well however you define what a worker is, more bank holidays yes? I mean just think of it, even more people taking to the roads at the same time! 

 


I've no objections to more bank holidays.

In fact, I can't wait to see the Morris dancers celebrating an English saint in Sauchiehall Street Funny

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Jerusalem? That was my old school song. Thumbs Up

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Any prog rockers here?

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@Browni

Sauchiehall Street? Well we've had kilts marching up the Mall, so why not? Wink

Seriously though, and although I rather like Morris Dancing (just watching mind) those of us with roots from up t'north would much rather see England celebrated with a proper brass band.... and maybe even some clog dancing!

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Well we are well served with those statutory holidays, but I see nothing amiss in having separate bank holidays for England, Scotland and Wales. 

But why a total four? 

Ah yes, May Day. Thumbs Up 

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@Browni wrote:

Any prog rockers here?


Yes Me. I have (what I think) is a fine collection of Prog Rock.