THE PERSHORE Plum Festival was launched at a glittering ceremony on Plum Blossom last Sunday (July 3)- with the Plum Princess crowned and Prunella’s new love interest revealed.
The Angel Inn hosted the glitzy event which marked the start of the annual and ever popular plum festival.
Following a close-run competition, the Plum Princess was announced as ten-year-old Caitlin Hall, who attends Holy Redeemer Catholic School. The princess’ attendants were also confirmed as nine-year-old Brooke Quiney and eight-year-old Lilly Attwood.
Love also blossomed at the launch of this year’s Pershore Plum Festival as the event’s mascot Prunella revealed her new love interest that will share the mascot spot with her at the popular festival.
The anticipation was finally brought to an end as it was officially confirmed that Eggbert, a character based on the famous Pershore Yellow Egg Plum, was Prunella’s new boyfriend.
Angela Tidmarsh, Wychavon District Council’s tourism officer, said: “It’s great to have a bit of fun with our mascots and lovely to add to the plum family.
“The Pershore Yellow Egg Plum is historically significant to Pershore being discovered growing wild in Tiddesley Woods in the early 19th century.
”It’s great to celebrate this unique fruit and raise its profile in this fun and quirky way.”
For more information on the Plum Festival visit www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk.