Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre: Opening times and map

Worcester News: CHRISTMAS FUN: Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre is this weekend Buy this photo CHRISTMAS FUN: Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre is this weekend

PEOPLE from across the country will visit Worcester this weekend for the city’s famous Victorian Fayre, which begins tomorrow at 4pm.

Despite the recent flooding, plans for this year’s Christmas fayre – celebrating its 20th anniversary – have not been affected and all of the main access roads to the city centre remain open.

Hundreds of stalls will fill the historic streets of the city centre, with many stallholders expected to dress in traditional dress as 19th century ladies, gents, urchins and chimney sweeps.

Each of the stalls will fill Worcester with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas, selling a range of items including food, drink, festive gifts, decorations and much more.

As well as the stalls, shops in the city centre will also be open for trade.

The fayre runs until Sunday, December 2.

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8:05pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

Have a look at the map and tell me

"Where's the f in infirmary gone?"

Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :)
Have a look at the map and tell me "Where's the f in infirmary gone?" Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :) Hwicce
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8:07pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

It seems to come and go when you resize the screen.
It seems to come and go when you resize the screen. Hwicce
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9:19pm Wed 28 Nov 12

CYNIC_AL says...

The trouble is, much like Birmingham's Christmas market, the one here in Worcester is the same every year. The same stalls selling the same things, the same visitors from Kleve, the same welcome, the same speeches, the same carousel in the Cornmarket, the same women selling the same mulled wine outside the Guildhall... Once you've been a couple of times you don't want to go again.
The trouble is, much like Birmingham's Christmas market, the one here in Worcester is the same every year. The same stalls selling the same things, the same visitors from Kleve, the same welcome, the same speeches, the same carousel in the Cornmarket, the same women selling the same mulled wine outside the Guildhall... Once you've been a couple of times you don't want to go again. CYNIC_AL
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9:36pm Wed 28 Nov 12

farmeralan1963 says...

CYNIC_AL wrote:
The trouble is, much like Birmingham's Christmas market, the one here in Worcester is the same every year. The same stalls selling the same things, the same visitors from Kleve, the same welcome, the same speeches, the same carousel in the Cornmarket, the same women selling the same mulled wine outside the Guildhall... Once you've been a couple of times you don't want to go again.
The thing with the one in Worcester is that it looks tacky and uninviting, unlike the one in Birmingham which is superior, classy, well thought out and far more inviting.
[quote][p][bold]CYNIC_AL[/bold] wrote: The trouble is, much like Birmingham's Christmas market, the one here in Worcester is the same every year. The same stalls selling the same things, the same visitors from Kleve, the same welcome, the same speeches, the same carousel in the Cornmarket, the same women selling the same mulled wine outside the Guildhall... Once you've been a couple of times you don't want to go again.[/p][/quote]The thing with the one in Worcester is that it looks tacky and uninviting, unlike the one in Birmingham which is superior, classy, well thought out and far more inviting. farmeralan1963
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10:12pm Wed 28 Nov 12

namcap says...

What joy!! Another year of overpriced homemade tack. Crowds of people eating just for the sake of it, oh and the usual fights around the fairground.
What joy!! Another year of overpriced homemade tack. Crowds of people eating just for the sake of it, oh and the usual fights around the fairground. namcap
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10:27pm Wed 28 Nov 12

CYNIC_AL says...

I hate Christmas anyway... :D
I hate Christmas anyway... :D CYNIC_AL
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9:57am Thu 29 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space.

It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd. Hwicce
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10:08am Thu 29 Nov 12

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

Hwicce wrote:
You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
Does anyone actually want to see what they have on the stalls? I went once........... that was enough i'm afraid!
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.[/p][/quote]Does anyone actually want to see what they have on the stalls? I went once........... that was enough i'm afraid! Arthur Blenkinsop
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10:09am Thu 29 Nov 12

outside-edge says...

Hwicce wrote:
You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern!
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.[/p][/quote]Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern! outside-edge
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10:12am Thu 29 Nov 12

Mrs anonymous says...

erm... why is Worcester's Xmas fayre being represented by a picture of Church Street in Malvern?
erm... why is Worcester's Xmas fayre being represented by a picture of Church Street in Malvern? Mrs anonymous
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10:13am Thu 29 Nov 12

Mrs anonymous says...

outside-edge wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern!
you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p
[quote][p][bold]outside-edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.[/p][/quote]Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern![/p][/quote]you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p Mrs anonymous
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10:15am Thu 29 Nov 12

Mrs anonymous says...

Mrs anonymous wrote:
outside-edge wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern!
you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p
lol the **** makse my comment look like i was swearing, when all it says is Darn...
[quote][p][bold]Mrs anonymous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]outside-edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.[/p][/quote]Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern![/p][/quote]you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p[/p][/quote]lol the **** makse my comment look like i was swearing, when all it says is Darn... Mrs anonymous
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11:21am Thu 29 Nov 12

outside-edge says...

Mrs anonymous wrote:
Mrs anonymous wrote:
outside-edge wrote:
Hwicce wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.
Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern!
you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p
lol the **** makse my comment look like i was swearing, when all it says is Darn...
If the picture's wrong, wonder what else is?
[quote][p][bold]Mrs anonymous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs anonymous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]outside-edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: You've only got to look at the picture at the top to see the biggest problem with the fayre. There are just too many people crammed into too small a space. It needs to have a much larger area to spill out into so you've actually got a chance to see what's on the stalls rather than just being pushed along by the crowd.[/p][/quote]Yes, there is a problem withe the Fayre as the picture looks remarkably like Malvern![/p][/quote]you beat me to it.. **** you. :-p[/p][/quote]lol the **** makse my comment look like i was swearing, when all it says is Darn...[/p][/quote]If the picture's wrong, wonder what else is? outside-edge
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1:02pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Mr Blobby1 says...

Send them to the racecourse!
Send them to the racecourse! Mr Blobby1
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2:10pm Thu 29 Nov 12

ushmush83 says...

That's quite clearly a picture of Friar Street in Worcester! Cafe Rouge to the left and Eagle Vaults to the right, looking down towards the cinema.
That's quite clearly a picture of Friar Street in Worcester! Cafe Rouge to the left and Eagle Vaults to the right, looking down towards the cinema. ushmush83
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2:23pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Mrs anonymous says...

ushmush83 wrote:
That's quite clearly a picture of Friar Street in Worcester! Cafe Rouge to the left and Eagle Vaults to the right, looking down towards the cinema.
yes it is now.. wasnt earlier.. they have obviously read our comments and changed it. you are late for the party ushmush83
[quote][p][bold]ushmush83[/bold] wrote: That's quite clearly a picture of Friar Street in Worcester! Cafe Rouge to the left and Eagle Vaults to the right, looking down towards the cinema.[/p][/quote]yes it is now.. wasnt earlier.. they have obviously read our comments and changed it. you are late for the party ushmush83 Mrs anonymous
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3:04pm Thu 29 Nov 12

MrWXYZ says...

Some v cynical comments. If it was that bad it wouldnt be so busy.
And if its too busy plus you don't like it then that just means its not your cup of tea, but clearly overs want to visit.
Some v cynical comments. If it was that bad it wouldnt be so busy. And if its too busy plus you don't like it then that just means its not your cup of tea, but clearly overs want to visit. MrWXYZ
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4:41pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Maggie Would says...

Hwicce wrote:
Have a look at the map and tell me

"Where's the f in infirmary gone?"

Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :)
There's no need to swear. The f in hospital's out near County Hall now.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: Have a look at the map and tell me "Where's the f in infirmary gone?" Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :)[/p][/quote]There's no need to swear. The f in hospital's out near County Hall now. Maggie Would
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10:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Saturn V says...

Maggie Would wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
Have a look at the map and tell me

"Where's the f in infirmary gone?"

Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :)
There's no need to swear. The f in hospital's out near County Hall now.
Have an Angel made from a pine cone for your Christmas tree Maggie, 8/10 :).
[quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: Have a look at the map and tell me "Where's the f in infirmary gone?" Sorry but it was just too good to miss. :)[/p][/quote]There's no need to swear. The f in hospital's out near County Hall now.[/p][/quote]Have an Angel made from a pine cone for your Christmas tree Maggie, 8/10 :). Saturn V
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12:35pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Budweis-her says...

Mrs anonymous wrote:
erm... why is Worcester's Xmas fayre being represented by a picture of Church Street in Malvern?
Probably for the same reason that for the past couple of weeks there has been a half-page advert for Gloucester's Victorian Christmas Fayre repeatedly in the Worcester News, but no such adverts for the Worcester one.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs anonymous[/bold] wrote: erm... why is Worcester's Xmas fayre being represented by a picture of Church Street in Malvern?[/p][/quote]Probably for the same reason that for the past couple of weeks there has been a half-page advert for Gloucester's Victorian Christmas Fayre repeatedly in the Worcester News, but no such adverts for the Worcester one. Budweis-her
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8:24am Tue 4 Dec 12

Respectable says...

I went for the first time in 10 years or more..
1. A dance troop doing Gangham Style. Not very festive.
2. Over crowded funfair. Not very festive.
3. Gangs of lads openly smoking cannabis in the street. Not Very Festive. Where the hell are the police. I don't want my kids exposed to this.
4. German Gluweine. Is this traditionally victorian ?
5. More hot pork sandwich and sausage sellers than I could count.. Not very festive !

I think this events needs a complete overhaul from the ground up. Be a traditional fair OR be a German Market. You simply can't aimlessly amble between the two. Shan't be in a hurry to go back thats for sure.
I went for the first time in 10 years or more.. 1. A dance troop doing Gangham Style. Not very festive. 2. Over crowded funfair. Not very festive. 3. Gangs of lads openly smoking cannabis in the street. Not Very Festive. Where the hell are the police. I don't want my kids exposed to this. 4. German Gluweine. Is this traditionally victorian ? 5. More hot pork sandwich and sausage sellers than I could count.. Not very festive ! I think this events needs a complete overhaul from the ground up. Be a traditional fair OR be a German Market. You simply can't aimlessly amble between the two. Shan't be in a hurry to go back thats for sure. Respectable
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5:16pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Marant says...

To be fair - Gluhwein is probably very traditional Victorian, seing as the whole 'modern Christmas' shebang was introduced by Prince Albert, Victoria's consort. Who was German. Before him, no decorated Christmas trees (plenty of greenery, but not the 'traditional' decorated tree, and many of the other trappings. So probably yes to the Gluhwein.
To be fair - Gluhwein is probably very traditional Victorian, seing as the whole 'modern Christmas' shebang was introduced by Prince Albert, Victoria's consort. Who was German. Before him, no decorated Christmas trees (plenty of greenery, but not the 'traditional' decorated tree, and many of the other trappings. So probably yes to the Gluhwein. Marant
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