PICTURE SPECIAL - Crowds turn out for Alcester Medieval Market - The Redditch Standard

PICTURE SPECIAL - Crowds turn out for Alcester Medieval Market

Redditch Editorial 22nd Jun, 2024 Updated: 23rd Jun, 2024   0

A COURT jester, monks in robes and knights in armour were just some of the sights to be seen in Alcester last Sunday when the town turned out for its 50th street market.

Organised by Alcester Court Leet, the annual community event took on a medieval theme which saw a variety of stalls, entertainment and music performed in the town centre.

Picture by Lise Evans. Copyright Bullivant Media Group Ltd. 

Highlights included Alcester Victoria Silver Band which played a repertoire of foot-tapping classics and Alcester Male Voice Choir – also celebrating its 50th year – which performed a superlative concert featuring tunes from Verdi to Bacharach.

Picture by Lise Evans. Copyright Bullivant Media Group Ltd.

A dramatic display of swordsmanship by Battle of Evesham re-enactors drew a large crowd and held the audience captive.

Picture by Lise Evans. Copyright Bullivant Media Group Ltd.

High Bailiff Martin Burden, said: “The day went very well, was well-supported by the people of Alcester and the weather, thankfully, was kind.

“We were privileged to have Lord Hertford join us to open the event and it was great to have the Battle of Evesham parade and demonstrate what they did on Church Green.




“I’m extremely proud of my court leet officers and helpers who worked extremely hard all day to make me a success.”

Picture by Lise Evans. Copyright Bullivant Media Group Ltd.

The event ended on a high note with dancing in the streets to live bands outside the Turks Head and Holly Bush pubs.


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