24th Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 30th Oct, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM residents are being invited to enjoy a spectacular night of fireworks, music and a traditional bonfire.

Evesham Town Council will host its annual festive event on Thursday (November 5), on Corporation Meadow off Abbey Road.

The fireworks extravaganza will offer hot food and refreshments, and all proceeds will go to Mayor Fred Kaler’s charities including the Wallace House Community Centre, Working World and Evesham Riverside Shop Mobility.

Tickets cost £3 for adults, £2 for children and is free for youngsters under five, and can be bought in advance at The Almonry Heritage Centre or Evesham Community Contact Centre.

Gates open at 6.15pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm, before the fireworks display at 7.45pm.

Call the town council on 01386 443322 or visit www.eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information.

PERSHORE’s annual firework display will be taking place on Saturday, November 7.

The Football Club will be opening their doors from 5.30pm with food and drink available throughout the night, the display will take place on King George’s field at 7pm.

As usual there is no entrance fee but a collection will be held to help fund a similar event next year.

THE SOUNDS of brass band music will ring around the Vale this weekend when Evesham hosts the 26th Annual Wychavon Festival of Brass contest.

The event will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at De Montfort School and Fleece Inn landlord Nigel Smith is again awarding the Fourth Section prizes as well as providing bar and catering services.

Tickets are £10 each, visit www.festivalofbrass.co.uk for more information.

A RENOWNED historian will be heading to Bishampton to give a talk on the hardships of the working man in rural Worcestershire during the Agrarian Revolution.

Dr John Maynard will give a talk titled ‘Making the Punishment fit the Crime’ on Tuesday November, 10 at Bishampton Village Hall, painting a colourful picture of crime in the village and county from 1780 to 1834.

The hour long talk will cover how labourers’ spent their spare time against a background of growing unemployment and rural poverty, and whether this factor led to a general increase in crime.

The event begins at 7.30pm and costs £2 for visitors and is free to members of Bishampton History Society.

Call Mike Rickard on 01386 462037 for more information.