Big plans and events to cel­e­brate spe­cial mo­ment in city his­tory

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

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 chel­tenham­paint­fes­ti­

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 framp­ton­coun­try­

» Full What’s On listings in your GL Week­end mag­a­zine and keep up to date at glouces­ter­shire­

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