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The Vale of Evesham's first ever Vegan Fair

The Vale of Evesham's first ever Vegan Fair later this month looks set to be beseiged by food lovers from across the region! On Saturday 23rd March, Evesham Town Hall will be transformed in to an oasis of healthy, compassionate living, showcasing the very best in veganism.

Wassail at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton near Evesham

Saturday 17th January 2009 20.00 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcestershire WR11 7JE
To bless the antique trees in our orchard for fertility and growth for the coming year's crop. Singing, Drinking and Blackjack Morris Dancing. Mulled Wine and Mulled Prior's Tipple Cider plus a supper of warming winter stew with crusty bread.

Combined Diesel Gala and Bus Rally at the GWR

Friday 4th July - Sunday 6th July at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, with a Spitfire fighter flying in low on Saturday evening. 

Double Delight for Cotswold MP on Gloucestershire's Railways

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and Peter Luff MP for Mid Worcestershire met with senior representatives from Network Rail on Wednesday to discuss the re-doubling of both the Cotswold and Swindon to Kemble railway lines.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of Britain's top 10 country towns

Weekend Telegraph Property Section - Caroline McGhie seeks out the best small market towns in Britain. Moreton-in-Marsh is in the top ten

Moreton-in-Marsh has made it into the top ten beating near neighbours like Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour.

"Small market towns are becoming increasing desirable, as much for their natural beauty as their shops and schools" Britain's finest country towns sparkle like precious stones in the property market; beacons of prosperity, enterprise and asperation.

Spot Loggins Day - Bretforton's own Bank Holiday

Wednesday 21st November - 12.00 noon The Fleece Inn

Spot Loggins was reputedly a sheep drover living in the 17th century who drowned in a cattle spring. The local legend is that anyone who runs three times around the spring blindfold will magically lose any items that they are carrying.

The legend will be celebrated at The Fleece with a noon "breakfast" followed by a musical procession and a plum jerkum blessing of the Spot Loggins' spring.

Medieval,Morris and Cider Festival

2nd June - 3rd June The Almonry Museum Evesham

Featuring Medieval Medicine and Surgery, Merrie England Re-Enactment Group, Ministrel Music and Court Dancing,

On Saturday evening the "Exile Buskers" an Irish/English Folk music band will be playing in the Market Place with a pig Roast.

Strong Cheddar Cheese, Crusty Bread and Shallots will be served in the Cider Bar on both days and there will also be free entry to the Almonry Museum on both afternoons

Asparagus Season

Asparagus is ready in the Vale of Evesham. Crisp, tasty asparagus stems are ready to be bundled, steamed,drizzled with melted butter and served simply at all the local pubs and restaurants. There is nothing like it and because the season is so short make sure that you get your fill.

We have our own small patch of Asparagus at Little Gidding ,which we started to cut two weeks ago, but if you come and stay with us in May we will send you to the best local suppliers to ensure that you buy it and eat it fresh. Also see the article on the Fleece Asparagus Festival on our events page.

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