BROMSGROVE Court Leet is set to hold a ‘Fair Day’ in the town centre, full of traditional market stalls and a procession.

On Saturday, June 25 Bromsgrove Court Leet will parade through the High Street to Celebrate the Charter of 1199. 

Bailiff Neil Beaumont will lead the procession which is set to begin from Housman Hall on Kidderminster Road at 10.30 am.

With the Shirley Pipe Band at the front and the Court Leet in full robes and regalia, the annual celebration is set to bring colour and enjoyment to the town. 

At the Housman Statue at around 11 am the Bailiff will proclaim the Charter of 1199 granted to the town by King John to hold a market and a fair on the feast of St John, which falls on midsummer's day.

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The town’s annual Fair Day is held on the closest Saturday to midsummer's day. 

Running alongside the regular Saturday markets, local traders and charities will attend the Court Leet Street Market with many in traditional costumes to compliment the theme of the event.

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Court Leet market master David Coulson said: "We are thrilled to be bringing an additional 16 market stalls to the town for Fair Day this year.

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“Our stallholders are representing The Orchards PTA, The Norton Collection Museum, Lulu in Stitches, Blue Cross Bromsgrove, Bromsgrove Lions Club, Fruitfields, My Little Pink Shed, Bloodwise Bromsgrove, Original Kiln-Fired Enamelled Jewellery, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Panache Gifts, Dragonfly, Catshill WI, Churches Together in Bromsgrove, St Basils, Basement Project and St John's Church.

“And the Sumners Cup will be awarded to the best-dressed stall."

Bailiff Neil Beaumont said: "Bromsgrove’s Fair Day is the highlight of the Court Leet calendar - a day when we can bring some colour and pageantry to the town centre, a day when we can theatrically illustrate at least one aspect of our ancient court’s historic past.”