Alban was the first recorded British Christian martyr, executed for his beliefs where St Alban’s Cathedral now stands. Records show his beheading to have taken place on 22 June, between 209 and 305.
Every year, the city of St Alban’s remembers this saint with a pilgrimage of people and giant puppets through the town and a recreation of his death outside the Abbey.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 June 2019
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