We like celebrating the past over here in England, and what better way than dressing up a St George (even if you are a woman), and wheeling your best mate around in a wheel-barrow race. The race was strictly for over 18’s as both the wheeler and the wheelie had to down a 1/2 pint of beer on passing a pub, and there are about 4 on this short 200m high street. Oh, and they had to do the course twice, most of it uphill.
Sound like fun to me, so long as you don’t fall off the barrow.
Taken in London, UK © dannyboybroderick
33 thoughts on “St George’s Day Celebration”
It looks so funny! I like it 🙂
Yes, was fun to watch.
Looks like fun, reminds me of my student days and Rag Week!
I can’t remember those days. All a bit of a blur.
As it should be 🙂
Thanks for the UK pics! As a Brit on the Kansas Prairie they were great to see!
Your welcome – do you miss being over here, or quite happily settled in Kansas?
Depends on the day really Danny! I live in Wichita KS and some aspects of it are somewhat like Emsworth Hampshire (where I’m from). People who’ve lived here all their lives and are proud of their gardens, windy most of the time, good schools and lots to do for kids! They don’t have Burton’s beer though…
Maybe an import opportunity for you. I do like my ales, unfortunately a little hard to find in America.
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Dzień świętego Jerzego…23 kwietnia 🙂
Dzięki za reblog.
Przyjemność po mojej stronie 🙂
Nice photos Danny
Fun to watch at least. Not sure how the competitors felt afterwards.
bahaha that looks like so much fun! I wanna do a wheel barrow race! and drink?! Fun times I’m missing today! haha
You can always put some practise runs in for next year – just get your wheel barrow out, put some drinks at either end of your garden and off you go…
yes! I think I might try…in honor of your St. George’s Day!
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Hey Jesse, let’s celebrate this next year. Deal? Bethany can come too. Maybe, Eddie.
Thanks for the reblog. If you get 4 people, you can even have your own wheel barrow race – you will need two wheel barrows though.
We got this. We can totally do this.
St George’s day was Wednesday. I reckon you could still get a wheel barrow race together for the weekend as a post St George’s day celebration. Take come pics and send them over…
I would have to add a disclaimer that if any of you happen to fall off after being pushed around in a wheel barrow by a person who had too many drinks of an alcoholic nature, that we would in no way be liable for encouraging you to take part in such a fun activity. We are all adults, and can make our own decisions.
Now go out and have some fun ;).
Glad you enjoyed
Sounds like you are looking at it from the guy in the wheel barrow’s vantage point. What about the poor schmuck that has to push the darned thing?
Some of them look like they need to do more push ups anyway. I’m more of a sitting in the barrow, rather than push it sort of guy.
I not one to push the barrow nor am I one to get pushed around. I’ll just watch with amusement.
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Fantastic well done and Happy St George’s Day – The Patron Saint of England and we should celebrate this day in a patriotic way 🙂
Thanks for the reblog.
No problem, we always had a big day at school when it was St George’s Day. It took me back and I’m proud to be English on our Patron Saints Day. Xxx
It is strange we often celebrate other patron saints more than our own.
Certainly is, time we all copied what some places are doing & make it a national day of celebration 🙂 x
So cool. England has such a rich and, dare I say it?, interesting history. We Yanks revel in our revolution while some parts of us long for the Antebellum South. This looks like lots more fun than Civil War Re-enactors.
Yes, the English have plenty of crazy traditions – rolling cheese down hills and bog snorkelling to name a couple.