Bewdley’s unique annual Cherry Fair will be held at Bewdley Museum on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July from 10am until 4.00pm.
The town has been famous for its cherry fairs for almost two centuries and over the weekend all things cherry will be celebrated once again. There is a chance to taste and compare different varieties of cherries.Young cherry trees will be for sale and bags of cherries will be available to buy.
The fair, which has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council, has a 1940s theme. There is a variety of entertainment with live music from Vintage Class Singers performing on Saturday and Sunday and lindy hop dancers performing on Sunday. 1940s artefacts will be on display and the air raid shelter at the museum will be open to the public. There will be 1940s stalls and a variety of arts and crafts stalls with local crafts people selling their work. Children can take part in a cherry hunt around the museum and gardens.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:
“This is a free family event with something for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the history of the town and we’re encouraging visitors to come along in 1940s costumes too. ”
Over the weekend, the One Grain project will be continuing in the Brass Foundry at the museum. It is a research project which everyone can join in. One object from the museum collections is being investigated everyday during July. It started with a tiny apothecaries weight, a ‘one grain’ brass measure forged in the foundry that forms part of the museum. At the end of the month of research, we will transform the findings into an exhibition. People can drop in or book sessions in person at the Tourist Information Centre or by contacting 0845 607 7819. For more information about the One Grain project visit www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/onegrain