The Gazetteer

Warwickshire (inc. Birmingham)

Atherstone - Shrovetide Football on Shrove Tuesday in February. The game is played with water-filled ball decorated with local football team's colours. The game lasts 2 hours from kick off at 3pm. It originates from the reign of King John as a contest between men from Warwickshire and Leicestershire, who competed for a bag of gold. Contact H Taft, press officer +44(0)1827 715786.

Parish Maps of Warwickshire

Bilton, Broom, Brownsover, Chesterton, Cheswick Green, Churchover, Clavendon, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Coventry, Edgehill, Kingston, Old Milverton, Polesworth, Ratley, Ryton, Shilton, Shipston on Stour, Solihull, Tanworth in Arden, Thurlason, Upton, Wellesbourne, Willoughby, Wolston.

Ryton on Dunsmore - Potato Day is held around the beginning of February at Ryton Organic Gardens. Over 100 varieties of seed potato for sale, advice, displays, cookery demonstrations, talk on potatoes & pesticides.

Stratford on Avon - Mop Fair, 11am-midnight on October 12 unless it is a Sunday. Once a hiring fair where people went to look for work and employers looked for staff. People hoping to become servants would carry a mop to advertise themselves. Now a fun fair opened by the Mayor who processes into town from the Town Hall and read the official proclamation. If children follow her onto the rides they get to go on free of charge. Contact Stratford Town Council +44(0)1789 269332.

Welford-on-Avon - Maypole dancing around the permanent maypole on the second or third Saturday in May.

Apple Day, October 21st

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