IT was party time in Tenbury.

The town had its annual party in the Park held on Palmers Meadow.

It gave families the chance to enjoy a Sunday afternoon together in the park.

For the children it was a chance for them to see how previous generations used to spend their time before technology got in the way with computer games, tablets and wall to wall television.

The attractions included a dog show.

There was jousting, the chance to climb a wall as well as play darts.

Another option from the past was the chance to take a donkey ride.

Taking place over a weekend when parts of the country were very wet, the party in the park escaped fairly well although rain did come towards the end of the afternoon.

The party in the park was at one time sponsored by West Mercia Police but this is no longer the case.

However, the force is still involved through its community support officers who still organise the event.

Organisers Vanessa Snape and Theresa Howells-Brown gave a big thumbs up to another very successful Party in the Park.

The Party in Park gave something to be cheerful about after the cancellation of the Music Festival that should have taken place on Saturday, June 15 but had to be called off because of disappointing ticket sales ahead of the event.

The next big event in the calendar for Tenbury will be the Tenbury Show at the beginning of August on the showground.

This will include the National Show of Hereford Cattle as well as other agricultural displays, exhibitions and judging.

It will bring together a traditional rural agricultural show, where farmers get together to meet and do business as well as providing a range of activities and entertainment for families and children.

The agricultural show brings visitors to Tenbury from the West Midlands and the Marches.

In the autumn Tenbury will hold its annual AppleFest and in November and early December will be the Mistletoe Festival and sales that also bring large numbers of people into the town from all over the country and overseas.

The major events can make a significant impact upon the shops and other businesses in the town.

Businessman Garry Thompson who runs Mr Thoms in Teme Street said that the music festival was missed.

“It tended to bring people into the town early in the day although it could be quiet later,” he said.