Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner gave a special cry in honour of the Patron Saint of England, when he met with Neill McClintock director of the George Shopping Centre and Simon McClintock of McKinlays estate agents on Monday. After greeting Neill dressed as St George and Simon in red dragon costume, David began proceedings by hoping that all was well in the town on St George’s Day. David shouted out: “Today we remember the anniversary of the death of our hero as we celebrate our national day. St George he was a hero, a man of courage bold, the Patron Saint of this fair land, of him many stories are told.” David continued by explaining how St George fought to save the princess and slayed the dragon, finishing his cry with the customary words: “God Save The Queen.”
As the St George flags fluttered from their poles above the shops in the George Shopping Centre, news that an important royal event was imminent filtered through. And sure enough, before the town crier had left Crewkerne, it was confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a boy, born at 11.01 am and weighing 8lbs 7ozs. Everyone in the George Shopping Centre wished the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge well and congratulated them on the birth of their son, as Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner proudly picked up his bell once again and announced throughout the town, the Royal Prince’s safe arrival on St George’s Day.