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Historic holly and mistletoe sale back in Tenbury Wells
Mistletoe has been sold at Tenbury Wells for more than a century

A famous holly and mistletoe market, that's been held since Victorian times, is returning to Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire.

The market had to be held outside the town following the sale of the livestock market in 2004.

Malvern Hills District Council has now found an empty space on the Tenbury Wells Business Park where the market can be held.

The markets are on Tuesday, 30 November and Tuesdays, 7 and 14 December.

Holly, mistletoe and some Christmas trees and holly wreaths will be on offer.

Long history

Councillor Barbara Williams, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said: "We felt it was important that the world famous holly sales should once again take place within the town, and so we have agreed with Nick Champion that he can relocate the sales to vacant land at the business park.

"The holly sales have become world famous, and they should help attract visitors to the town to spend money and support its wonderful traders ."

The markets took place at the same site for some 150 years, until the building they were held in changed hands.

Tenbury Wells holds an annual Mistletoe Festival to coincide with 'misteltoe day', which falls on Saturday, 4 December.

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