St George’s Day Celebration

We adorned Albany Lodge with bunting and balloons to get us all in the mood to celebrate our Patron Saint of England, St George. We had one of our favourite entertainers, Ben White, who came to sing some lovely patriotic songs. Our residents happily sang along and clapped their hands, and then enjoyed the lovely food.

Our Head Chef, Adam, who always manages to create the most beautifully presented buffets for us, truly outdid himself on this occasion. As you can see from the photos, it looked stunning and additionally tasted amazing, with not a crumb left. It was a delicious English-style buffet, including good old English trifle, which went down a treat with everyone, and a very tasty ploughman’s platter.

We had a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by us all!

A little information about the Saint himself: St George’s Day takes place on the 23rd of April each year to mark the death of the Patron Saint of England, who is thought to have died around AD 303 when he was tortured and executed in Palestine, becoming an early Christian martyr. George, who was a member of the Roman army at the time, resigned from the military and refused to deny his faith. For this, he was eventually executed, but his bravery and resilience made an enormous impact on the Christians of the day.

In addition to his army background and dedication to his faith, St George is famous for fighting a dragon, which typically symbolised the Devil during the Middle Ages. Legend says that St George fought a dragon and saved a princess in the town of Silene, though this part is likely to be a myth.

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