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Cotteridge Bus Crews Celebrate St George's Day

Red roses worn for the saintly dragon slayer.

News 1970 3 mins

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The Pope may have downgraded Saint George's status as a saint in 1969 but at Cotteridge on the outskirts of Birmingham the bus crews are fighting back by wearing red roses in honour of England's patron. Reporter Jeffrey Watson talks to drivers and conductors about why they chose to mark the day of the dragon slayer in 1970.