BROMSGROVE’S Court Leet will parade through the High Street as part of this year’s Fair Day celebrations.

Bailiff Robert Bird, son of Lord of the Manor Chris Bird, will lead the procession which begins from Housman Hall on Kidderminster Road at 10.30am on June 24.

The Shirley Pipe Band will be leading the parade along with the Court Leet in full robes and regalia, plus members of local Courts and guests.

At the Housman Statue at around 11am 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.

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

Court Leet Market master David Coulson said: "We are delighted to be bringing an additional 14 market stalls to the town for Fair Day this year, hosted by local charities, crafters and producers.”

Bailiff Robert Bird said he is looking forward to the day and is ‘wonderful’ to be Bailiff in the year his father is celebrating 50 years as Lord of the Manor.