The Cherry Fair and 1940s weekend is held at Bewdley Museum on Sat 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. The town has been famous for its cherry fairs for almost two centuries and over the weekend all things cherry will be celebrated once again. There is a chance to taste and compare different varieties of cherries.Young cherry trees will be for sale and bags of cherries will be available to buy.
The fair, which has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council in conjunction with Bewdley Civic Society has a 1940s theme. There is a variety of entertainment with live music on Saturday from Kevin Mack who sings classics by Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, songs from the 1930s & 1940s. Stepping out of the 1940s, Kevin also does tributes of Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Matt Monro and Bobby Darin. The Ashby Tea Dance Band is a small 1940s combination consisting of musicians from the Ashby Big Band. The band will be delighted to entertain you with a program of well loved 1940s music on Sunday 23rd July. Both sets of music will be between 1pm-3.30pm both days.
1940s artefacts will be on display and the air raid shelter at the museum will be open to the public. There will be 1940s stalls and a variety of arts and crafts stalls with resident artisan group 'Made in the Museum' selling their work. Children can take part in a cherry hunt around the museum and gardens at a small charge. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the history of the town and we’re encouraging visitors to come along in 1940s costumes too. ”