‘Most patriotic town’ in England to once again mark St George’s Day in style

St George on horseback leading the St George's Festival parade through Morley in a previous year.
St George on horseback leading the St George's Festival parade through Morley in a previous year.
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Thousands of patriotic Leeds residents are set to turn out to celebrate Morley’s renowned St George’s Festival this weekend.

The annual two-day celebration begins with stalls planned along the pedestrianised area of Queen Street selling food, drink, gifts, toys, jewellery and books on Saturday.

A view of Morley's St George's Day market in previous years. Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG.

A view of Morley's St George's Day market in previous years. Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG.

On Sunday, the popular parade, led by St George on horseback, will leave Morley Town Hall at 11.30am to arrive at the Scatcherd Road cricket ground at 11.45am where the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire will be present for the swearing of the oaths and the national anthem.

Throughout the day there will be attractions including battle re-enactments, stalls, music, stage shows, fancy dress, bars and hot food.

The festival sees around 20,000 people visit the market town, which has become known as the most patriotic town in the country, every year.

A St George’s Day Service will also be held at Leeds Minister on Thursday at 7.30pm.

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