GALLERY: Terry ‘drums in’ the roast beef at celebration in Chatteris to mark St George

PUBLISHED: 21:14 21 April 2014 | UPDATED: 21:14 21 April 2014

Celebrations in Chatteris for St George's Day

Celebrations in Chatteris for St George's Day

Archant

The hangover from St Patrick’s Day is behind us and once again it is the season to bemoan the lack of recognition by England for its Patron Saint, George.

However, this is not the case for former Drum Major, Bryn Clark; since 2002 he has been organising a formal event to mark St George’s Day.

This year it took place at the Cross Keys Hotel and Restaurant in Chatteris on Saturday and has done so for the past five years.

The event is a formal dinner with a military flavour. Bryn’s son, Terry, is also a Drum Major and he ‘drummed in’ a sumptuous rib of beef, which was toasted by the assembled guests.

Richard Skeggs, the proprietor of the Cross Keys, carried the beef with ceremony dressed in the tabard of St George. The Clarks have a lengthy military history with generations of their family having been Drum Masters in the Army.

The dinner was enjoyed by all with the added bonus that all proceeds from the function go to MacMillan Cancer Support.

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:09

A March GP and his wife who run a medical relief charity have been kidnapped in Nigeria.

Yesterday, 07:41

Gamblers in the four market towns in Fenland lose on average £7,000 a day to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) says a campaign group for fairer gambling.

Yesterday, 10:04

Recovery work is under way today after a 44 tonne lorry veered into a West Norfolk river.

Fri, 22:12

A shock revelation that a £16 million improvement to the Guyhirn roundabout could be pushed back by at least two years has angered Mayor James Palmer.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter