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Tapestry gift to local society comes all the way from Greece




The Fenland Branch of the Royal Society of St George has been given a tapestry depicting the saint slaying the dragon and created over 70 years ago in Greece.

Pictured with the tapestry from left: John Smith, almoner and standard bearer; Brian Kierman, chairman, Tracey Kierman, secretary;Peter Dennis vice chairman and press office and Colin Harvey treasurer. (11517489)
Pictured with the tapestry from left: John Smith, almoner and standard bearer; Brian Kierman, chairman, Tracey Kierman, secretary;Peter Dennis vice chairman and press office and Colin Harvey treasurer. (11517489)


The tapestry was worked by an elderly Greek woman Mrs Garosiotu in Athens around the time of the Second World War.

Her only daughter Ritsa met RAF serviceman Derrick Barker who after Demobilisation returned to Athens to marry Ritsa


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