26th Oct, 2016

Village hosts annual Walkabout

Evesham Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THOUSANDS of people descened into a Vale village during the weekend as it hosted its annual Walkabout event.

Taking place on Sunday (May 4) and Bank Holiday Monday (May 5) more than 4,000 people attended the Cropthorne Walkabout which included a wide range of events.

Every year organisers and residents from the picturesque village open many of its spectacular village gardens to the public.

A popular annual event, attractions this year included classic cars, a local producers market, boat trips, a dogs show, morris

dancing and live music.

Richard Mumford, vice-chairman of the Cropthorne Walkabout committee, said: “Events like this always depend on the weather and this year the weather was superb.

“The car park was full and people turned out in their droves, it was lovely to see and there such a great atmopshere over the two days.”

Rory Gresham, six, having fun on the inflatable slide. 1914019ABR Pictures by Alex Bradbury

Year 3 pupils plant trees with parish councillors Fiona Walker, Liz Atkins and Pam Eaton. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1914025MMR. Order this picture at www.buyphotos247.com.

7th Pershore Avonvales scouts created a human fruit machine. Matthew Rowburry, 11, Martin Watkins, scout leader, George Watkins, 15, and Andrew Thorner, seven. 1914019ABR

Mike Sinclair of Newton Wines had some tasty spirits on offer during the event. 1914019ABR

Cropthorne resident Lizzie Carver poses with an icecream. 1914019ABR

Karen Gresham with her dog Daisy who won 3rd place overall and Judge’s Favourite awards in the dog show. 1914019ABR

The band Four Fogs played as the day drew to a close. 1914019ABR