Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre lines the streets with stalls and masses of people

A Victorian Christmas Fayre has returned to Worcester High Street for the 26th year and continues to be a huge boost for local businesses.

Masses of people gathered to browse the many different stalls and dine on local food produce at the annual.

Justin Bowen, who works for Witchbold Fudge, said: “I’m a local small business, I make fudge. It’s our biggest event of the year.

“What makes Worcester so special is the number of visitors and the atmosphere; it is heaving.

“From a business perspective, the footfall is so much greater; we sell much more fudge at a big event like this. Our best seller is the Droitwich salt fudge; that is completely unique.”

Artist Veronica Pock from Stratford upon Avon said: “I did it last year and I did have a smaller pitch and it was really successful so we tried for a larger pitch.

“We all have to dress up in Victorian outfits; I bought this jacket from Dracula clothing.

“I like Worcester, there’s a really nice feel about it and there are the shops and market too. There seems to be something for everybody here.”

The fayre ran from November 29 to December 2 and proves to be a fun day out for all the family.

Ruth Pearsall from Kinver said: “We heard that this was very good. I have been once before. It’s much busier today.

“It seems excellent; there is a good variety and a lot of homemade products.”