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Plum jobs up for grabs

Regal young ladies aged between 8 and 11 are being called upon to represent the award winning Pershore Plum Festival over the coming year.

This year the Plum Princess and her attendants will be chosen at the popular Plum Blossom Sunday event on 2 July at The Angel Hotel - but the deadline for entries is fast approaching.

The Plum Princess attends numerous events throughout the year including a horse race meeting, bike meet and takes part in welcoming coach parties to name just a few. One very special task that the reigning princess has to perform is to plant plum trees at her school and the newly created Plum Festival orchard owned by the Vale Heritage Landscape Trust.

This years princess, Caitlin Hill planted a Pershore Emblem tree at Holy Redeemer School in Pershore and a Pershore Yellow Egg Plum at Hipton Hill (pictured)

Steve Knight, Marketing and Events Officer at Wychavon said “This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring princess to take up an ambassadorial role. The princess and her attendants are well looked after and chaperoned and each year they comment on what fun they’ve had promoting this internationally famous event.” 

Application forms are available from The Angel Hotel, Pershore Civic Centre or online at www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk – under latest news, but hurry because entries close on Sunday 18 June. For further information call Alan Holder on 01386 555139.