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Purple Soup, Green Cakes And Ange Jam…

Submitted by on February 9, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Elspeth Robertson of Wayside Farm ShopA green & purple jam created by Elspeth Robertson of Wayside Farm Shop is just one of the creations by a Worcestershire business to show their support for Wychavon’s Tourism Officer, Angela Tidmarsh. She is amongst just 10 UK tourism leading lights to be nominated for Visit England’s Tourism Superstar Supported by Daily Mirror

Her campaigning begins in earnest on Monday 9th February with a trip to Hampton Ferry accompanied by Prunella Plum whose restaurant has also created a dish in her honour. On Tuesday 10th, she’s off to feed purple sprouting to the elephants at West Midland Safari Park.

As well as touring all the major attractions in Worcestershire to meet and greet her voting public, Angela will be tasting some of the green and purple delicacies made in her honour throughout February. These include purple soup at The Pickled Plum and Green & Purple pie & sausages at Abbey Butchers – both Pershore-based businesses whilst a green & purple Battenburg cake is on offer at the Malvern Hill’s Kettle Sings.

Angela needs to get as many votes as possible, as the winner will be the person with the most votes when the poll closes on 28 February. Commenting on her activity, Angela said:

“It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind, but if I win, Worcestershire wins, as it will mean lots of national publicity for the county. So a vote for me is a vote to encourage more people to visit us. Even the The Blue Cross Charity Shop in Pershore is creating a purple and green window display. And lots of other people have promised their support by retweeting #VOTE4ANGE to spread the voting link far and wide

Angela is the driving force behind the district’s Asparagus and Plum Festivals, as well as having created the Blossom Trail. These events bring hundreds of thousands of tourists into the county each year.

TheVote4Ange parade on will be the culmination of activities on 21 February when she’ll take to the road on her tour lorry visiting Evesham Country Park and Webbs of Wychbold. Her retinue will include Gus the Asparagus Man, Prunella Plum, the Plum Charmer, the Asparafairy and a host of other well wishers.

To find out more about Angela and Wychavon, go to

where there is more information about Ange and the festivals she’s so heavily involved in.

A Vote4Ange is a vote for Worcestershire and the chance to get more people thinking about our wonderful county as the perfect place for a break.

If you can offer anything to support the campaign, please drop a line to or tweet @twowitwowoo

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