Over 3,000 people attended the annual St George’s Day celebration at Cheshunt’s Grundy Park on Saturday 20 April.
Now in its 11th year, the fun day was opened by Councillor Carol Crump, the Mayor of Broxbourne. This was followed by a re-enactment of the St George and the Dragon legend, performed by Harts of Oak who also had a medieval encampment, providing visitors with tales of swordsmanship and archery. Other performances in the main arena included Morris dancing and an array of song and dance from performing arts students at Hertford Regional College.
New this year was a second arena in the lower field where Hawkeye Falconry provided three very popular aerial displays featuring falcons, eagles and hawks. This was sponsored by local business Contain-it 4U Self Storage.
Children’s activities included pony rides, face-painting, bouncy castles, wall climbing, a mini steam train, archery and funfair rides. Inside The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, visitors were also able to enjoy swimming and roller disco.
There were 40 stalls from local community organisations promoting their services or charitable causes. These included Carers in Herts, Rosedale Community Church, Cheshunt Sea Cadets, Hoddesdon Model Railway, CHEXS, Hertford Regional College, the Samaritans and Broxbourne Theatre Company.
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