When: 23rd April 2014, open 10am to 5pm
Where: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, Shropshire
£: Admission costs £16.50 for adults, £13 for the 60 plus and £11 for children. Blists Hill Victorian Town is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. An annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, with unlimited return visits, costs £27.50 for adults, £21 for the 60 plus, £16.50 for students and children, and £68 for a family.
What is it?
Travelling actors from the Prince Albert Players will perform their own fun, open-air interpretations of St George’s legendary slaying of the Dragon. The performances will take place at 12 noon and 2pm, near the print shop in the town. The shop will be decorated in patriotic red and white for the special occasion.
The story of St George and the Dragon, which probably dates back to the 12th century, represents the triumph of good over evil. According to the legend, a town was being terrorised by a dragon, which demanded a regular sacrifice and it was now the turn of a young princess. St George slayed the dragon and saved the princess from her fate.
As well as the St George’s Day celebrations there will also be the opportunity to chat to the Blists Hill townsfolk in their shops and cottages. Visitors can find out about curious remedies in the pharmacy, see traditional skills in action at the printers, candle makers and decorative plasterers, and even join in with a sing-a-long in the New Inn Pub.
More info: www.ironbridge.org.uk