Friday 9th October, 6.30pm
Tewkesbury Town Centre.
Tewkesbury Mop Fair has is roots planted firmly in tradition, much the same as Evesham, only Tewkesbury is much, much bigger. Most of the town centre is covered with rides and stalls of all shapes and sizes.
After meeting at the Abbey Parish Hall, invited guest’s process to the Cross for the official opening and wreath laying ceremony
Both Tewkesbury town and borough mayor’s lay wreaths
as do the showmen. Here, Edward Danter lays his wreath
The worshipful the Mayor of the Borough Tewkesbury, Councillor Mark Williams, opens the fair
and with the town mayor have the first ride
and then the fun begins…………
Wendy’s favorite, the ‘gallopers’
The evening ended with a reception, including very welcome hot food, back at the hall. The mayors were each presented with a cheque for £3000, to go towards their charity appeal.
A really great night enjoyed by many thousands.