Flashback Friday #17

Back in 2015 I posted this blog about our Patron Saint of England. It seemed appropriate to revisit the post today.


Happy St George’s Day

“Saint George is the patron saint of England. He’s popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry – but actually he wasn’t English at all.

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One that got away…

Why is it that we don’t celebrate our patron saint’s day in the same way as the Irish? Why aren’t we in the streets dressed in red and white, wearing a rose and waving the St George Cross? Oh, I forget, we reserve that for the football World Cup. And we all know how successful that is.

george crossPerhaps it is time we had a new saint for England, after all this chap came from Cappadocia, now Turkey, and has no direct connection with England. Very little, if anything, is known about the real Saint George and he obviously hasn’t caught the imagination of the English. George’s reputation grew with the returning crusaders. A miracle appearance, when it was claimed that he appeared to lead crusaders into battle, is recorded in stone over the south door of a church at Fordington in Dorset. This still exists and is the earliest known church in England to be dedicated to Saint George.

April 23 was named as Saint George’s day in 1222 replacing St Edmund who gave his name to the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. Perhaps it is time to reinstate him?

What are your thoughts? Do you celebrate St George’s Day? Should it be a national holiday? Should we have a new patron saint of England? If so who would you choose?”


This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

Time x Square

Not much time left now to join in with the December square month hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or time running away from you.

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These Santas come from Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. How I wish I was there today! Instead I am cocooned in a cloud, but at least it’s not raining!!

Season’s Greetings to all or as they say in Cornwall “Gorhemynadow a’n Seson”

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December Squares | Day Twenty-five

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Time for another square month hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or time running away from you.

Day 18: Iconic Projected Clock

In 1683, the Guildhall in Guildford, Surrey was refurbished, which included the addition of a council chamber, a balcony over the street and a bell turret. The clock is supposed to have been presented to the Council by a London clockmaker, John Aylward, who presented the projecting clock to the Corporation of Guildford in return for freedom to trade in the borough.

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December Squares | Day Eighteen

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Day 17: Moon Gazing Hare

Many people believed that the Moon Gazing Hare was associated with positive energies, such as growth, re-birth and could indeed bring good luck. A sight of a Hare, particularly a Moon Gazing one is still considered to be a positive symbol, particularly by believers of the old traditions, such as Wiccans.

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December Squares | Day Seventeen

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Day 15: I Only Count Your Sunny Hours

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December Squares | Day Fifteen