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St George’s Day 2005 | Re-photo

St George’s Day – I’m undecided if I will probably be doing something to rejoice St George’s Day right now. A lot of the celebrations round London gave the impression to be happening on Sunday. I used to be planning to attend an occasion pretty near the place I stay, however I began the day with certainly one of my extra spectacular nostril bleeds and determined to remain dwelling relatively than threat dripping blood over the streets.

Clink St, Southwark

So as an alternative of images from a few days in the past, right now I’m posting some from twenty third April 2005, 19 years in the past. I started that day with a go to to Tate Trendy and a stroll alongside to Clink Road the place I photographed some stencilled graffiti -including one by Banksy – earlier than crossing the river and heading to the celebrations happening in Covent Backyard.

St George's Day
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With the images is the relatively tongue in cheek textual content that accompanied them in 2005 on My London Diary, edited to respect regular use of capital letters and any spelling errors. There are just a few extra photos on My London Diary.

St George's Day

St George retains busy as a patron saint of Canada, Catalonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Palestine and Portugal, in addition to quite a few cities together with Moscow and Venice, a complete raft of trades together with farmers and troopers, in addition to herpes and syphilis. It’s maybe stunning he nonetheless has time for England, though till not too long ago you’ll hardly have seen it in any case.

St George's Day

St George Till not too long ago was left to the nutters, soccer supporters and racists (three extremely overlapping teams.) These elites who run the nation typically discovered patriotic show about Englishness relatively beneath them – solely our Celtic fringe and ethnic teams have a ‘tradition’, the remainder of us are too trendy and clever for such primitivism.

St George's Day
London City Crier Peter Moore talks to the President of the Royal Society of St George

Its the sort of considering that led the Arts Council to refuse to assist Morris Dancing, whereas pumping hundreds into metal drums (as they need to – however there may be nothing flawed with supporting our English heritage as effectively.)

Pearly King and Queen

This 12 months, the Royal Society Of St George (posh patriotic nutters with the Queen as their patron, began in our American colony across the 1770s) have been organising celebrations in Covent Backyard, and after a morning at Tate Trendy I went to see.

Though I believe Morris must be supported, I’m not an incredible fan of the dancers, although its OK outdoors the pub on a sunny day for half an hour a few occasions a 12 months as long as I don’t have to participate.

The Moulton Morris, performing as part of the occasion have been extra spectacular than most, each for his or her costume and the dancing, and likewise for the half a dozen younger individuals participating. In some way there gave the impression to be much less beards and sandals than most sides.

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