Flying the flag for St George’s Day Festival

Annual St George's parade through the town centre.
Annual St George's parade through the town centre.

Thousands of patriotic residents are expected to storm to Morley to celebrate the town’s renowned St George’s Festival.

The annual two-day celebration has seen around 20,000 people visit the market town, which has become known as the most patriotic town in the country.

This year’s event kicks-off on Saturday April 23 with stalls planned for the length of the pedestrianised area of Queen Street with food, drink, gifts toys, jewellery and books.

There will be Punch and Judy shows and live entertainment, face painting, fun fair and donkey rides for the children.

Then on Sunday, the popular parade, led by St George on horseback, will leave Morley Town Hall at 11.30am to arrive at the Scatcherd Road cricket ground at 11.45am where the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire will be present for the Swearing of the Oaths and National Anthem.

Throughout the day there will be many attractions including re-enactments, stalls, music, stage shows, fancy dress, bars and hot food.

A St George Day Service will be held at Leeds Minister at 7.30pm on April 21.