A Great Day for England
Was Monday 23rd of April 2018 potentially the most patriotic day of the year so far? Did you put a rose in your buttonhole, stand to attention and celebrate all the super Englishy things that were being commemorated on that day? If not, here’s a quick reminder of what you missed:
Saint George’s day
St. George’s feast day falls on the 23rd of April every year so there was no excuse for failing to raise a glass of Pimm’s and a slice of pie to England’s heroic patron saint. It hasn’t been fashionable to wave his flag around in recent years, but he’s the only patron saint we’ve got, so we might as well make the most of the noble dragon slayer…
Greeks and Romans
Mind you, when you dig down into the legend of good old George, there doesn’t seem to be an awful lot that connects the Saint with England. His father was Greek, his mother was Palestinian and he spent his life serving as a Roman soldier in the Guard of Emperor Diocletian.
As far as we know he never came to England, he didn’t speak English and he didn’t kill dragons either (because there weren’t any dragons to kill). He did get himself sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith, however, and that’s how he became a saint. Gawd bless him and his mighty made up mythology.
English through and through
Yes, by George, we’re the ideal place to store your English flags, bunting, trestle tables and feasting equipment. We also have super secure storage units where you can horde treasure, lances, swords, shields and full suits of armour if you’re so inclined.
We specialize in helping damsels in distress and dudes who are desperate for dragon-free storage space.
National Shakespeare day
Coincidentally, April 23rd also happens to be the day we celebrate another national hero – William Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest ever poets, dramatists and writers. His quill pen was mightier than St. George’s Roman sword. His words have captivated theatre audiences and bored fidgety school children for centuries. He’s one of England’s most successful exports. No one really knows the exact date of The Bard’s birth, although he was baptized on April 26, 1564, and died on April 23, 1616. That’s four hundred and two years ago this very week.
An original Attic production
What’s the connection with Attic Self Storage? Well, we’re the ideal place to keep theatrical costumes, codpieces, wigs and prop skulls for productions of Hamlet. We provide storage and have artists and thespians amongst our customers.
World book and copyright day
Finally, in case you missed it, Monday was also the United Nations’ World Book and Copyright Day which seems fitting what with Shakespeare being a prolific writer and St. George being a largely made up character like Harry Potter or Thomas the Tank Engine.
We’re very big on books here at Attic. If you have a library of leather-bound masterpieces – the complete works of William Shakespeare, the bawdy tales of Geoffrey Chaucer or romantic classics from Keats, Shelley and Byron – we can keep them safe, dry and dust free for you. Whether you’re a second hand book dealer, a book-selling charity or a private collector we can offer you expert book storage advice in plain no-nonsense English.
The blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
As you’d expect of a proudly local storage company, we’re polite, friendly, and frightfully keen to give you a traditional warm welcome, whatever part of the world you’re from and whatever day of the year it is.