For the second year in succession, Chiltern Chamber is sponsoring the celebrations of St George’s Day in Chesham.
Those who attended last year will remember it as a fun event, with smoke breathing dragon, dragon-shaped chocolates from Auberge du Chocolat, and a Mayor decked out in chain mail and ready to slay the dragon. But there is a serious business side, too. It is an opportunity to promote Chesham, and to bring footfall to the High Street and its traders. To add to its effectiveness, the event has been tweaked a little this year, with the main happenings at the Clock Tower end of the High Street.
We shall also be collecting for local charity, Chesham Museum.
The main events will be from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 22nd April.
Shops and traders are encouraged to join in with special discounts, and there is a competition for the best-dressed shop, as well as for the best-dressed Lords and Ladies. There is talk even of a visit by the Bard himself, William Shakespeare!
You can also enjoy Chesham’s Local Produce Market, which runs on the fourth Saturday of every month, selling high quality food, drink and crafts all produced within a radius of approximately 10 miles of the town.
Once again, Chamber Vice-Chair Andy Garnett has organised the smoke-breathing dragon. Thanks are due to other organisations supporting the event, including Chesham Town Council, Chiltern District Council, Chesham Rotary and Chesham Action Partnership. Chiltern District Council is allowing FREE PARKING at Albany Car Park (at The Elgiva) and Water Meadow car park.
Flashback to 2016: chivalrous St George kisses the hand of a fair damsel, and delicious chocolate dragons from Chamber member Auberge du Chocolat.