ONCE again Christchurch didn't celebrate St George's Day on April 23.

We are one of the oldest towns in the country with the Priory going back to 1100.

Why are the English so reticent to celebrate their special day?

We are part of Great Britain and the other three nations all make a fuss of their own saint's day.

As a proud English woman, born at the start of the last war, I have known many St George's Day parades, where the crowds turned out to celebrate them.

I am firstly proud to be an English woman and then to be part of Great Britain. Perhaps I am the only one left?

I also found that I didn't see mention of it in the Bournemouth Echo or perhaps I missed it?


Stony Lane South, Christchurch