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Village dragons mark saint's day

The dragon in the village pond is 10ft long

An Oxfordshire village has been decorated with 20 dragons to celebrate St George's Day.

People living in West Hagbourne made the models and placed them around the village.

Keith Walton, West Hagbourne Village Association said: "We've got a giant dragon in the village pond, which is about 10ft long and 6ft high.

"We felt that we should make people aware of St George's day, because it's a big day in the English calendar."

Dragons have been placed all over the village

He added: "St George's Day is all about St George and the dragon, so someone said 'let's make some dragons'."

Mr Walton said that one villager had spent "many, many hours" making the dragon in the pond, which required him to put on a wet suit to put it in place.

He added: "I do notice all of the wildlife seems to have disappeared."

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