Bovey Green Man Festival

Morris dancing groups from as far afield as Oxford and Cornwall took part in the Greenman Festival in Bovey Tracey last Saturday which celebrates spring.

The road was closed through the town centre so music was played from a mobile stage in the town square.

Hundreds of people came out to see the dancing and hear the music, food and drink stalls and stands went from the bottom to the top of the town.

The event also gave the opportunity to see the plans for the King of Prussia pub at the top of Fore Street, which is being renovated into an arts and entertainment centre for the town and will include a cinema, meeting place and glass roofed café.

Work has already started in clearing the grounds then building will begin, it is hoped that the opening of the Paradiso arts centre will happen in September next year.

On a sad note, the leading light who spearheaded the new art centre development Tony Pearce died recently.

The old King of Prussia pub has been closed and boarded up for nearly a decade.

We were given access to the inside of the old pub to have a look at the state of the place before the work is due to start.

Stuart Clarke

Author: Stuart Clarke

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