SLIDESHOW: Day of the dragon slayer is a roaring success

St George’s Day celebrations, including dragons, a pie eating competition and face painting, attracted hundreds of people to Horley town centre last Saturday (April 20).

More than 50 stalls lined the High Street at the sun bathed festival organised by Horley Association of Traders (HATs).

jpco-24-4-13 St Georges Day, Horley (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-24-4-13 St Georges Day, Horley (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Terry Chellew, chairman of HATs, said: “Saturday was about giving something back to Horley. I lost count of the number people who told me ‘it was the best ever’ and how much they were enjoying the celebrations.

“Our mission is clear, we want to make Horley’s St George’s Day celebrations the biggest and greatest in the South-East.”

Susy Radio broadcasted the day’s events live from the town centre.

Nine-year-old Bethany Horn, from Redhill, was announced the winner of the dragon colouring-in competition.

Bethany’s design was painted onto a model of a dragon and she proudly joined the parade alongside her creation.

Andy Parr, owner of the Party Pad shop, in the High Street, won the annual pie eating competition.