Commemorating the Battle of Evesham

We marked a special occasion on Saturday (6 August) as I joined in commemorating the 751st anniversary of the Battle of Evesham. I was joined in Evesham’s Abbey Park by Nigel Huddleston MP for Mid Worcestershire, the Mayor and Mayoress of Evesham Cllr Fred Kaler and Sue Amor, members of the Simon de Montfort Society and the public.

Mayoress Sue Amor, Mayor Fred Kaler, me, Nigel Huddleston MP and Iris Pinkstone, Chairman of the Sumon de Montfort Society at the monument to Simon de Montfort

Mayoress Sue Amor, Mayor Fred Kaler, me, Nigel Huddleston MP and Iris Pinkstone, Chairman of the Sumon de Montfort Society at the monument to Simon de Montfort

After a short service and wreath laying ceremony we enjoyed coffee and biscuits in All Saints Church.  Tony Spicer of the Battlefield Trust invited  those who wished to join him on a Battlefield Walk ending at the Battlewell site on Greenhill.

The wreath laid by Simon Huddleston MP

The wreath laid by Nigel Huddleston MP

The following day, by kind permission of Cllr  and Mrs Rob Adams, I held a fund-raising picnic at Aston Hall farm.  The weather was glorious and despite it being a bit breezy those who attended enjoyed a picnic, followed by a trailer tour around the farm, taking in fields of cows, horses and various crops.  In the farmyard six geese had a noisy  greeting to anyone who peered into their pen, whilst next door a ewe and her lamb were mesmerised by folk looking at them.

Noisy geese

This lamb was a late birth (twins but sadly the other lamb had died) so had been isolated from the rest of the herd of sheep which could be seen happily munching away around the corner.

Sheep on the farm

Farm implements were also on display to the delight of the many children who were allowed to sit on them.    I am very grateful to Kate & Rob Adams for allowing me to invite people to see their farm and for all the hard work in arranging a great day.

t wasn’t just the children having a sit on the tractor – Rob Adams (host) in the foreground with me.

t wasn’t just the children having a sit on the tractor – Rob Adams (host) in the foreground with me.

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