Big plans and events to celebrate special moment in city history
THOUSANDS of people are set to turn out this Saturday for an annual event when Gloucester celebrates a key moment in its history.
Town Crier Alan Myatt will preside over the 10th anniversary of the event which commemorates the 1643 Siege of Gloucester when the city held out against Royalist force during the English Civil War.
Event begins at 11am with a parade through the gate streets before a thanksgiving service at St Mary de Crypt church.
After the ceremony the Mayor and the Sheriff will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in a parade with armed forces veterans and volunteers forming part of the column.
Those taking part in the parade will salute the civic outside the Barclays Bank on Southgate Street followed by a 21-gun salute in St Mary de Crypt.
Mr Myatt, who has been supported by Marketing Gloucester in putting the event on, said: “It brings tears to my eyes when I see the veterans turning out and watching them all come togethe
The day will feature live music and entertainment in the city as well as stalls lining the Gate Streets.
The Cheltenham Paint Festival is finishing this Sunday.
Back for its third year running and bigger than every year before it, the festival will see more than 200 artists transform more than 25 different locations.
This year the festival has partnered with Cheltenham Literature Festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year - having started in 1949.
To celebrate this momentous occasion the theme will be ‘Hurrah for Books’.
For more on the artists and the locations involved visit cheltenhampaintfestival.co.uk
FRAMPTON Country Fair will be held this Sunday, September 8.
Held in the parkland of Frampton Court Estate, there are a range of rings showcasing something for everyone. To buy tickets visit framptoncountryfair.co.uk.
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