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Ludlow market, May Fair, and Coronation Celebrations

 Ludlow market

Spring is in the air. The specialist markets are blossoming on Thursdays and Sundays. Look out forthe popular Sunday Garden Fairs on Sunday 23rd April, Sunday 28th May and Sunday 25th June.

Ludlow May Fair

Excitement is building for the arrival of the May Fair lorries on Wednesday 26th April. The rides will open on Thursday afternoon for a fun-filled weekend, including the unique May Fair service on the dodgem cars from 11am on Sunday 30th April.

Coronation Celebrations

Bunting will go up before and after the May Fair in preparation for Ludlow’s celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May. At 12 noon on Sunday 7th May, the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, has asked all the Mayors of Shropshire to lead their towns in tribute to the Coronation by unveiling a special Coronation
Plaque. This will be followed by an afternoon picnic and community gathering at Ludlow castle.   Residents are welcome to bring their own picnic or buy food and drink from caterers and enjoy the music and entertainment. The afternoon will culminate with Ludlow Town Concert Band leading everyone a rousing ‘God Save the King’.

On Monday 8th May, Ludlow will support the King’s initiative for local voluntary organisations to meet with prospective volunteers. This will take place on Events Square. There will be markets trading every day of the weekend.

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross will be open all weekend. Pop in and take a look at the new exhibits relating to the Mortimer family. The most famous of the Mortimers was Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, who after forcing the abdication of King Edward II, effectively ruled England for four years with Queen Isabella.  Roger Mortimer built a chapel at Ludlow castle. 

Christmas Lights Consultation

While we are in the approach to summer, with normal expectations of good weather, the town council is planning ahead and thinking about Ludlow’s Christmas lights. Please take part in the consultation on the Christmas lights in April.

March 23rd 2023

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