Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre

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The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Cllr. Herbert Harper, closed this year’s extremely popular Christmas Fayre.  Unfortunately, due to the huge crowds, it was difficult for everyone to hear his closing speech so, for those who missed it, here it is.

“Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys.  I am sorry to say the time has arrived for the 16th Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre to draw to a close.

What a SUPER Fayre we have enjoyed and that is solely down to the volunteers who work hard throughout the year to ensure this Fayre is such a success and they have been ably assisted today by so many other volunteers.  We thank them all and want them to know their work is very much appreciated.

A great supporter of the Fayre for a number of years has been Martin Wood who is officially the World’s Tallest Town Crier.  For those who  have asked Martin tells me he his is 7 feet tall for those of us more mature students, and 2.1 metres for the younger ones.  Thank you Martin for opening the event early this morning and your loyalty, over many years, to Much Wenlock is greatly appreciated.

Finally, but not least, can WE thank all of you for coming to support this event.  You make this event so vibrant and worthwhile.

Now Martin knows all about records so he is going to lead us with a record cheer for Christmas.

Merry Christmas.”  (A very loud Merry Christmas resounded around the Square.)

“Thank you all so much and have a safe journey home.”

Lady Forester Nursing Home – GP beds saved

The League of Friends, Town Councillors, Revd Matthew Stafford and other “Save our beds’ campaigners join David English outside the Lady Forester Nursing Home on 18 October 2016 to celebrate that the 4 GP beds which the CCG were going to remove will now remain.  Well done to all those who supported the campaign.

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Civic gift presented to stalwart Gerry Bowden

The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Councillor Herbert Harper presented a commemorative plaque to Mr Gerry Bowden in commemoration of his services to the community. Mr Bowden, a patron of the Wenlock Olympian Live Arts and active supporter of the local Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir, has now officially retired from all active services within the community. Mr Bowden recently relinquished his position as co-ordinator of the Wenlock Estates representatives on the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee.

Mr Bowden joined the former Borough of Wenlock council in 1961 and has actively served on Much Wenlock Town Council and also on the former Bridgnorth District Council. From 1961 until today Mr Bowden has assisted in, and participated in, creating activities that many members of the local community will share fond memories of, such as the Wenlock town Olympian Carnivals, the Queen’s Jubilee, and the sequence of Charter Day Fayres. Following Mr Bowden’s retirement, Mr David Gibbon has taken the lead for the Wenlock Estates representatives, he is also chairman of the Gaskell Recreation Ground charity and its Management Committee. Mr Trevor Childs has been accepted to fill the space created by Mr Bowden’s future absence from the Wenlock Estates group.

(The presentation took place on 8 August 2016.)

Photo provided by the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee (copyrighted)

Much Wenlock Food Fairs

Much Wenlock Food Fairs

 Much Wenlock’s monthly Food Markets are held on Saturdays between 9 am and 4.30 pm where you will find market stalls offering locally cooked and sourced produce. The range of stalls include preserves, chutneys, pickles, cheeses, handmade pies and cakes, and local meats and honey. You will be able to enjoy complimentary samples  at this free event.

Future 2016 Food & Drink Market dates are:
Saturday 9th July
Saturday 13th August
Saturday 10th September
Saturday 8th October
Saturday 12th November
Saturday 10th December

If you would like to reserve a pitch in the Square, Buttermarket or Corn Exchange, or require any further information our contact details are;

Telephone 01952 727509

admin@muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk

Application forms are available from the Town Markets page on this website.

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