A fire-breathing dragon was slain by a pretty young princess in Chester today.
Children from Hoole CE , Guilden Sutton , Delamere , Tarvin , Kelsall and Ashton Hayes primary schools helped tell the tale of the deeds of England's patron saint on St George's Day, with its own Chester twist in the tale.
The King and Queen (aka the Lord Mayor of Chester Hugo Deynem and Lady Mayoress Deb Deynem, led a parade of minstrels, knights and jesters around the city as the children competed with Sir George in a sword fight, an archery competition and a joust.
The action began outside Chester Town Hall Square with the sword fight taking place outside Brown's of Chester on Eastgate Street, followed by an archery contest in Bridge Street.
Back at the Town Hall Square, a joust ensued before the fire-breathing dragon appeared aiming straight for the famous red-crossed knight.
The legend was retold by Chester artist Russell Kirk with the princess (and a gun) having more of an impact than Sir George and his trusty sword.
Each school made their own costumes and props for the event.