BROMSGROVE’S historic St John’s Church played host to its own St George’s Day celebrations after the fun had finished in the town centre.
A parade arrived at the church from the High Street and there was an appearance by 90-year-old Don Kynaston who was born in the same year as HM The Queen.
There was a Right Royal Vintage Fayre which boasted lots of stalls, including crafts, jewellery, a bottle tombola, books, guess the weight of the cake, guess how many sweets are in the jar, granny’s attic bric-a-brac and tea and biscuits.
A photobooth which enabled visitors to step back in time and dress in 1920s clothes before having their pictures taken proved popular and boosted the coffers. That featured a 1920s pram for parents to put their babies in for the photographs.
There was a cake competition judged by a panel including Standard editor Tristan Harris and Lorita Cornish from Lorita’s Bakehouse.
That was a closely fought contest with nine-year-old Seren Holdsworth winning the under 16s with her ‘mocha’ coffee and chocolate cake and Margaret Evans wowing the judges in the adults category with her banana cake with orange icing.
The best crown contest was also judged by 90-year-old Don.
There were also history tours, trips up the tower and a vintage tea dance where those born in 1926 – the sane year as HM The Queen – went free.