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5:00pm Friday 22nd June 2012 in M-O
THE mayoress and I were invited to the Amber Café on Tuesday last week by the Elim Pentecostal Church.
The church had invited shop keepers to talk about issues that affect them. It was an interesting discussion.
On Wednesday we drove the town’s community minibus on a trip to Weston-Super- Mare on behalf of John Martin’s Charity. Our minibus and another coach filled with elderly Evesham residents enjoyed a lovely (sunny!) day by the seaside.
That evening we went to Evesham High School’s Art Show.
Evesham has some gifted young people and we were very proud of all.
We launched into a hectic weekend on Saturday at the Civic Society’s ‘Our Town, Our Future, What Next ?’ exhibition – a well organised and attended event.
In the afternoon we headed to Throckmorton for the Help for Heroes Air Show.
Despite the rain, the show was fantastic, with wing walkers, air writing and helicopters filling the sky, while vintage trucks, cars and even tanks made an impressive display on land.
Saturday was the first day of the angling season and the first of the qualifying matches for Evesham Angling Festival. The winning weight was a new Evesham record of 84lb 12oz by Leigh Gardner from Solihull. Unfortunately for Leigh, his record was broken the next day with 86lb 8oz caught by Nick Crout.
On Saturday and Sunday Evesham was invaded by the National Morris Weekend.
On Saturday we attended the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England’s concert at Evesham Rowing Club.
These youngsters not only sang, danced, juggled with swords and performed acrobatics, but raised an impressive sum for charity.
On Sunday afternoon the mayoress and I attended Transition Vale’s Fresh Food Festival in All Saints’ churchyard.
Our week ended in Evesham’s Market Square where we closed the Morris Festival and presented the Evesham Stick – a walking stick topped with an antler and painted with Evesham scenes.
The stick is awarded each year to one morris side.
This year’s winners were The National Youth Folklore Troupe of England – the same young people who had performed at our concert the night before.
ROBERT RAPHAEL, Mayor of Evesham