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By Tristan Harris Wednesday 23 April 2014 Updated: 23/04 23:43
PATRIOTIC residents have been flying the flag this week to celebrate St George's Day.
In Rubery, more than 20 shopkeepers took part in the village's annual window dressing competiiton, coming up with some really impressive red and white designs.
The event, organised by the Rubery St George's Day Society, was won by the PDSA shop on New Road, with the Farm Animal and Bird Sanctuary shop second and Age UK finishing third.
The colourful windows complemented paintings and bunting produced by pupils from Holywell and Beaconside Primary Schools and drawings and flags crafted by youngsters from St Oswald's Pre-school Playgroup.
Event organiser and spokesman John Chatwin praised the shopkeepers' ingenuity and said there were several other commendable entries.
"Another rewarding aspect was the different elements of the community who came together to achieve the successful result and I thank everyone for their support."
In Bromsgrove on Sunday (April 20), hundreds of residents went to Sanders Park where there were a host of events organised by the district council for both St George's Day and Easter.
They included circus acts and performances by a brass band, a Celebration Reed, a Rock Choir and the Dance Floor Academy's street dancers.
A Bromsgrove District Council spokesperson said: “Everyone had double the fun at the joint celebration with plenty to take part in and be entertained by.
"It was a fantastic day – even in the rain.”
For more St George's Day pictures, visit www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk
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