St. George’s Day dance poster, Oldfield Lane South

Ten years ago today I created the 113th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.

You’ll have to take my word for it but this is the poster advertising the St. George’s Day Dance at the Royal British Legion Club. I could find no other evidence of a celebration of England’s patron saint, flags with the cross of St. George tend only to be displayed when English football or rugby teams play finals. It has been suggested that there is a reticence when it comes to marking the date to the same degree as St. Patrick’s Day because the red and white flag is now associated with English nationalism and racism. I suspect that it has more to do with the fact that Irish expats have made a better job of marketing their celebrations.

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