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Crowds set to flock to tomorrow's Pershore River Festival

Joshua Godfrey 15th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE’S Mayor has uncovered ancient laws that could threaten the future of the town, and the solution will be announced at the town’s popular River Festival tomorrow (Saturday).

In order to make sure the town isn’t downgraded to hamlet under the Statute of Labours of 1405 for not having a set of stocks, Coun Bob Gillmor has arranged for some stocks to be in operation during the festival celebrations.

Festival goers will even have the chance to offer up anyone to be placed in the stocks- with a small donation going to the Riverside Centre Youth Charity.

The popular event kicks off at 10.30am and runs through until 4pm, with activities taking place on King George’s Field, the Riverside Centre and The Angel.

There will be fun for all ages at the festival, with ‘junk fish’ pirate art making for two to eight-year-olds, a fun fair and dozens of boats to try out from canoes to kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

And there will be boat trips along the river, stalls, attractions and refreshments.

Mayor of Pershore and Chairman of the Pershore River Festival Committee,

Coun Bob Gillmor, said: “This year’s theme is Pirates, so the stocks fit in well, but don’t panic, we will make sure the pirates don’t get out of control and ransack the town.”

For more information on the event visit www.pershoreriverfestival.org.

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