This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
St George puts dragon to the sword in city celebrations
St George, England's patron saint, slew the evil dragon as shoppers cheered in Leicester market place.
The scene was re-enacted by city group Crusade, which has links with the University of Leicester, as part of the city's St George's Day celebrations.
Apart from the re-enactment of the St George legend, there were displays of medieval crafts and weaponry.
Tony Linthwaite, of Crusade, said: "We re-enact various scenes and battles from the 12th century onwards.
"We were delighted to be invited to stage the story of St George rescuing the damsel in distress from the dragon."
The four hours of re-enactments and displays in the market brought to a close a weekend of events which included parades and music.
St George, a Roman soldier executed in the fourth century for refusing to give up his Christian faith, is also the patron saint of Russia, Portugal, Georgia and Ethiopia and the cities of Barcelona and Moscow.