Lichfield - Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Day Races, on Shrove Tuesday, February - The 300 year old Shrovetide Fair is opened by the Town Crier's proclamation in the Market Square at noon. The 'pan on bell' then sounds from St Mary's church and children who follow the mayor onto the funfair rides can have their first go free. The pancake races are held along Bore Street, after which the civic officials go to the Guildhall for a toast to the fair and a slice of simnel cake. On St George's Day (Apr 23rd), the city hosts St George's Court, a light-hearted re-enactment of the ancient manorial court held in 1548 when manorial rights of Lichfield were transferred by charter to the Mayor, Councillors and citizens (or as was, the Bailiffs, Burgesses and commonality). Contact the City Council on +44(0)1543 250011.
Alstonefield, Aston by Stone, Banky Field, Barlaston, Bradley, Burston, Chorley, Eccleshall, Farewell, Gnosall, Haughton, Hopwas, Kinver, Leek Frith, Oulton, Pelsall, Penkridge, Sandon, Swynnerton, Weston, Wiggington.
Apple Day, October 21st
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