Sun-drenched St George’s Day sees Hartlepool celebrate

Dylan Tarran from Lynnfield School with his painted St. George face  Picture by FRANK REID
Dylan Tarran from Lynnfield School with his painted St. George face Picture by FRANK REID

PEOPLE across Hartlepool enjoyed a sun-drenched St George’s Day.

The grey clouds parted for the celebration day of St George yesterday.

Dylan Tarran from Lynnfield School with his painted St. George face  Picture by FRANK REID

Dylan Tarran from Lynnfield School with his painted St. George face Picture by FRANK REID

Dozens of people enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine for the feast day of the patron saint of England.

And the special day was also celebrated by children from Lynnfield Primary School, who showed their patriotism by wearing red and white clothes, daubing their faces in English flags and dressing up as George and the dragon from the famous myth.

Saint George’s Day is celebrated on April 23, the traditionally accepted date of St George’s death in 303 AD.

It is celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which St George is the patron saint.

Lynnfield Primary School pupil Taaseen Hussain slayed  the Dragon (teacher Leighton-Cox)   Picture by FRANK REID

Lynnfield Primary School pupil Taaseen Hussain slayed the Dragon (teacher Leighton-Cox) Picture by FRANK REID

Lynnfield Primary School pupils jumping for joy dressed in their Red and White for St. Georges Day.  Picture by FRANK REID

Lynnfield Primary School pupils jumping for joy dressed in their Red and White for St. Georges Day. Picture by FRANK REID

Aides Howe (23 mths) making his Sand Castle on the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Aides Howe (23 mths) making his Sand Castle on the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Chris Hall from the Burn Valley area of Hartlepool enjoying the sun in Victory Square. Picture by FRANK REID

Chris Hall from the Burn Valley area of Hartlepool enjoying the sun in Victory Square. Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Roy Carney (68) with his granddaughter Charlotte Phillips (23) and her son Freddie (4) at the Fish Sands  Picture by FRANK REID

Roy Carney (68) with his granddaughter Charlotte Phillips (23) and her son Freddie (4) at the Fish Sands Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hollie phillips (2) in her sun hat on the Fish Sands. Picture by FRANK REID

Time for a spring picnic at the Croft Gardens. Picture by FRANK REID

Time for a spring picnic at the Croft Gardens. Picture by FRANK REID