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Saturday, 17 March 2012

St Patrick, the South Midlands Saint

Who could be a more appropriate saint for the southern end of the English Midlands than St Patrick?

It's always a joy to celebrate one of our local saints - John Bunyan of Elstow, Gary Cooper of Dunstable, St Cadoc, who was martyred at Bannaventa near modern Daventry, and St Patrick who was born there. So nur-nur-nur. St Patrick wasn't just from what is now England - he was from just 30 miles up the road.

So today we have celebrated St Patrick with appropriate local food - Ock and Dough, Bedfordshire Clangers, Long Buckby Feast Pudding and Frog Island beer from Northampton. I love it when we celebrate these things properly.

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