23rd Oct, 2016

History comes to life at Port Street Fayre

Rob George 19th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of people packed into Port Street for the revival of this historic streets annual festival.

Hard-working traders brought the festival back to life for the first time in 15 years and delivered a real mix of attraction for young and old to enjoy.

Sunday’s event (June 14) was made possible thanks to local traders, fronted by Russel Theron, Kim Dunn and Debi Rolls from the Evesham and Bengeworth Independent.

Organisers are celebrating after the event ran smoothy and paid tribute to the many visitors who attended and showed their support.

The event had a Medieval theme and included a mix of attractions including a ferris wheel, bouncy castles, food, and market stalls.

The exotic animals provided by EDREC were particularly popular while the stage by the Angel Vaults had a variety of acts including singers, Morris dancers and even a Viking battle.

The party continued into the evening with crowds moving to the Swan Inn to watch and exceptional performance from the resident band ‘Fifteen English Pounds’.

Organisers paid tribute to the residents who had to put up with the disruption, all of the stall holders – most of who have booked for next year – and to everyone who turn up and helped make the event so special.

One of the organisers Kim Dunn, said: “We also want to thank the sponsors, supporters and volunteers, there are too many to mention!”

“What makes this event stand out is that it was 100 per cent organised on a voluntary basis, with no one profiteering.

“Having said that it was a great boost to the businesses in the street, and most of the stalls were raising funds for their chosen charities.

“Bring on next year!,” she added.