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St George’s at Metal Design Furniture
Happy Saint George’s Day from everyone at Metal Design Furniture! We hope you can take time to enjoy something that’s quintessentially British. Here are a few suggestions that we’ve brainstormed here at the office-
- Visit your favourite tea-rooms
- Host a garden party
- See a Shakespeare Play
- Go for a pint at the pub
- Start a ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ collection
- Treat the family to a fish and chip supper
- Bake scones
- Go for a walk in the countryside
- Fly your Union Jack
- Have a good moan about the weather
-23 April was named as Saint George’s day in 1222; it was accepted date of his death in AD 303.
-St George’s Day is also Shakespeare’s birthday- the bard was born 23rd April 1564 and he died on the same day in 1616.
-Sadly, only 1 in 5 Brits know that our National day falls on 23 April.
-St George was born in Cappadocia (modern day Turkey), in about 280 AD.
-In 2011, a petition campaign to make the date a public holiday in England began. If 100,000 signatures are obtained before the deadline in
-August this year, the matter will be opened for debate in the House of Commons. You can sign here.
-George is also the patron saint of Portugal, Germany, Lithuania and Malta.
-Legend has it that our Patron Saint was forced to swallow poison, crushed between 2 spiked wheels and boiled in a cauldron of molten lead for his faith. None of this killed him as his wounds were healed in the night by Christ.
Traditional Metal Garden Furniture
Lastly, we’ve selected some fitting traditional metal garden furniture pieces that will see you through the next decade of patriotic celebrations including the Queens Jubilee and London Olympics. The Classico Collection is elegant and sophisticated. Add a patina finish in green or bronze and you’ll get a Victorian Style antique look.
The Classico lounge set will allow you to enjoy quaint tea parties and outdoor activities.
This beautiful bench will allow you to enjoy your garden in comfort and style.
A wrought iron style garden arch will create an English Country Garden look.