St George's Day.........ah.........St George's Day!
The TV cameras were there, and I was in trouble for taking pictures in the Kings Arms just while the reporter (whoever that was) was reading the weather forecast live and hence I starred, so my daughters tell me, in the live report. I remember being frowned at by whoever was behind the camera.
What is it about television cameras that makes people go all wobbly when they appear? I must say that it all leaves me rather cold! I firmly believe that all visitors to the parish should be made welcome, including TV people, but they can forget the cameras.
But it was a good evening. The brawlers and the mummers strutted their stuff. The Prince of Paradine and the King of Egypt were particularly impressive having had about 4 days to learn their parts. St George carried off his immortal line "For here thou knowest not who thou'st got" without swallowing his tongue – something that it has taken him about 5 years to achieve without laughing!
What with the traditional songs from our friends from Exeter, sea shanties from 'Mariners Away' and local musicians all plunging in whenever they got the chance the Kings Arms was reverberating with music for some hours. It has been some time since that last occurred.
Click on the picture to see the slide show.