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Evesham Editorial 13th Sep, 2019   0

BRETFORTON’s village show will return after a year’s break with organisers looking to pull in the crowds once again.

The traditional village show is taking placing in the grounds of Bretforton Manor near Evesham on Saturday (September 14) between 2pm and 5pm.

Last time more than 1,000 visitors streamed in to enjoy the traditional village show which this year will raise cash for St Richard’s Hospice and other local causes.

This year’s show is shaping up to be a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family with plenty for everyone to enjoy.




Alongside an exhibition of show entries there will be performances from Bretforton’s very own Silver Band, a display of Second World War vehicles, craft stalls, refreshments and a real ale tent from the National Trust owned Fleece Inn.

Visit www.bretfortonshow.co.uk or www.facebook.com/BretfortonShow for more.


LOCAL and long lost railway stations and scenes on the Cotswold Line through the ages is the theme of a special rail exhibition at Pershore Library.

Organised by the Cotswold Line Promotion Group, the exhibition is another event in celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the restoration of London trains to Pershore’s Station and runs until next Saturday (September 21).

Train services from Pershore’s station are set to be improved in the December 2019 timetable changes which will see additional services from the town’s station on weekdays and at weekends.

AN AFTERNOON of music is on offer as members of Churches Together in Evesham host their annual Songs of Praise at St. Peter’s Church in Bengeworth.

The event will be held on Sunday (September 15) from 2.30pm and will see an afternoon of praise and worship led by the Evesham Concert Band, made up of many talented musicians from around the Vale

The choice of hymns which will include many traditional and modern hymns and songs have been chosen by the various member churches to reflect their own style of worship.

There will be a voluntary collection in aid of the St Peter’s building fund.

THE COUNTDOWN is on to the final two events in the project to install Pershore’s own war horse memorial.

Organiser Sue Cosnett local people to get involved with a drawing design competition for the kids and a retro classics night for the adults.

Pershore’s war horse memorial project was an idea forged by Sue and local blacksmith Steven Ellis Cooper.

With the support of Wychavon District Council and the generosity of the people in and around Pershore, they will be unveiling a life size war horse memorial sculpture constructed of horseshoes in October.

There is still time for creative children across Pershore to send in their designs for a purple poppy. All entries must be received by September 30 to 12 Lancelott Court, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1RE.

A retro classics night will be held at Bar 57 tomorrow (Saturday) from 7.30pm.

Visit www.facebook.com/pershorewarhorse or www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/susan-cosnett-3 for more.

THE latest findings from leading vet charity PDSA reveal a record decline in the number of young pets receiving their vaccinations, leaving many unprotected from potentially fatal diseases.

The 2019 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report found the number of pets receiving their primary vaccinations when young – which protect pets from deadly diseases and viruses – has dropped dramatically from 84per cent in 2016 to 66per cent in 2019, possibly leaving up to seven million pets unprotected.

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