St George's Day celebrated across the South

People across the South will celebrate the 23rd April as the day of patron saint of England.

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Kent town gets into spirit of St George

The town crier gets in on the celebrations in Gravesend Credit: @GravesendTCM

Celebrations are underway in Gravesend in Kent to recognise the patron saint of England, St George's Day.

Spectators turned out to watch the parade and some even dressed up for the occasion!

Someone dressed in a soldier costume taking part in the day's celebrations Credit: @GravesendTCM

Hundreds of people, including school children, turned out to march along the streets with specially red and white heart-shaped balloons.

Gravesend is among many towns and cities in the South East marking St George's contribution to English heritage.

Red and white balloons can be seen along the streets Credit: @GravesendTCM

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