When: 22nd – 25th April 201, 10am-5pm
Where: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire TF7 5DU
£: Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a Passport can be purchased for entry into all ten museums valid for twelve months and multiple return day time visits priced at £22.50 (adults), £18.25 (60+), £14.75 (students and children) and £61.50 (family of two adults and three children); under 5s free. For those on a shorter time scale, individual admission is available into any of the sites.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating the patron saint with two open-air performances of St George and the Dragon each day.
Travelling actors from the Prince Albert Players will perform the ancient legend daily at 12noon and 2.30pm; there will be no extra charge to watch the shows in addition to the museum entrance fee.
The legend of St George and the Dragon, which probably dates back to the twelfth century, represents the triumph of good over evil. St George is thought to have been a Roman soldier who died a martyr’s death in 303. By the time of the Reformation, celebrations on St George’s day were a highlight of the social calendar.
More info: IronBridge Gorge Museum