Tell us about your plans to honour England’s patron saint.

St George’s Day fever is hitting the headlines today (Thursday) as people across the country celebrate their Englishness.

Or are they? Are you celebrating England’s national day here in North Devon?

The Ship & Pilot in Ilfracombe will be flying the flag tonight with a charity evening reliving two of the proudest moments in English history – the 1966 football world cup final and the 2003 rugby world cup triumph.

The events run from 5-9pm and Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir will also be on hand to lend their voices to a patriotic song or three.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Ilfracombe Youth Football.

St George, the patron saint of England, died on April 23, in the year 303.

He never visited the British Isles, but became revered by the English during the Middle Ages when according to legend, he fought on their side in the Crusades and the Hundred Years’ War.

Celebration of the day is said to have waned in popularity after the union of England and Scotland in 1707.

Are you doing anything special to celebrate St George’s Day? Let us know – call the newsdesk on 01271 345056 or email