A short play written and produced by Stella Abbey
The Legend of Winsham is based on the geography of Winsham rather than it's history. Winsham had recently experienced flooding ,so the River Axe is seen as a fiercesome dragon, intent on devouring the village. Even the arrival of Christianity, and a visit from St.George himself, fail to subdue the dragon, until it is discovered that it is afraid of the sound of the church bells. But he still lurks in the Axe valley, waiting his chance for revenge.
The style of the play was narration and mime, with dramatic effects from a bass drum. It was performed at the 'Bell Inn', Bere Farm, and in the school.


The King arrives

The Army obeys it's orders

Philip Kershaw as 'The Dragon'

Anne Rose as 'St.George'

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