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St Edmund v St George
Earlier this year, BBC Radio Suffolk's Mark Murphy started planning a campaign to see St Edmund crowned the Patron Saint of England. Here's the story so far:
The campaign to make St Edmund the patron saint of England once more is really gathering pace.
The BBC Radio Suffolk and East Anglian Daily Times newspaper campaign is now getting backing from around the world.
In Suffolk the Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King is offering to create a special limited edition St Edmund ale. One railway is going to name one of its trains St Edmund and there's even moves to create a special St Edmund pageant.
St Edmund Statue
Requests for BBC Radio Suffolk's I'm backing St Edmund car stickers have come from as far afield as Canada, Australia and California.
Petitions are being signed both locally and nationally. These will be delivered directly to Downing street on November 20th which is St Edmunds day. The MP for Bury St Edmunds David Ruffley is going to take the debate to the house of commons with a special motion extolling the virtues of St Edmund.
So would you like to have your say? Do you think St Edmund should oust St George? Or is their room for two patron saints? Would you like a bank holiday on St Edmunds day November 20th? Should he have his own flag?
last updated: 23/04/2008 at 14:37
Have Your Say
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