Calling all marching bands!

We are looking for a marching band to participate in our tradition of church parade for Lichfield Greenhill Bower this year. We are offering the fantastic opportunity to take part in an historical event of Lichfield, for further details please email: lgbprocession@gmail.com or contact Emma on 07926513712.

Search is on to find Miss Lichfield to lead Bower

THE SEARCH begins this week to find a special "Miss Lichfield" to lead this year's Lichfield Greenhill Bower celebrations and promote the city and district at a host of community events. There are some simply fantastic prizes on offer to the winner including £1,000 worth of hair care at city salon NUYU and a made to measure dress from Bijou at No.15. Entrants must be at least 18 years old, be proud of the city and have an appreciation of the Bower's heritage and importance. This year's Bower will take place on Monday May 30. The selection event will take place in the beautiful St John's House hotel in Lichfield's St John Street on Saturday May 7. To assist Miss Lichfield in her duties throughout the year organisers are also seeking two ambassadors. They will receive a special prize of an overnight stay for two at St John's House with prosecco on arrival and breakfast. Entrants must reside in the Lichfield district. Apply online at lichfieldbower.co.uk/miss-lichfield-2016. Read more: here

Fair Ground Model Show

Don't forget to put this date in your diary, it promises to be a fantastic event. Model Show 2016       Click poster to enlarge

2016 Bower

This years bower will be held on

Monday 30th May 2016

The Procession will leave Cherry Orchard at 11.45am and continue through the streets of Lichfield Party in the park will start at 12.30pm Times may be subject to change download images

AGM

Lichfield Greenhill Bower held their AGM on Tuesday 10th November and the committee would like to welcome our new chairman Beth Colley. We believe that Beth is the first female chairman of Lichfield Greenhill Bower. Also Michael Mullarkey is our new president and Robert Mullarkey is vice chairman. Andrew Lock has been made a life president, Stuart Jakeman will be looking after social media and the website alongside Heath Rhodes. All other roles remain unchanged. We wish all members every success in their roles.

Search for the Bower Queen 2015 Begins

PICTURE FOR CINIt's that time again as we begin the search for the Lichfield Bower Queen 2015. The current Bower Queen, Bethany Daire, has been a fantastic representative for the Lichfield Greenhill Bower and the Lichfield area this last year as have the deputy Bower Queen Abigail Skidmore So what do we look for today when we receive applications for the posts. Traditionally the Bower Queen was considered to be a beauty competition and thankfully over the years that has evolved into a competition to find someone that is more than aesthetically pleasing. Today we look for a person who represents the area of Lichfield in a more conscientious role. The Bower Queen should be very much aware of her environment, be prepared to give up time to open fetes and other social engagements, attend civic functions, and be understanding of our rich and diverse community. Our Bower Queen should be mindful of the heritage of the Lichfield Greenhill Bower and its history and be able to demonstrate her knowledge of the history should her application be successful. As well as the title, this year's successful candidate will also win a fantastic array of prizes donated by local companies including as a very special prize sponsored by Obsession Salon and Spa. The salon has commented 'we will be giving a fantastic prize which promises to pamper the winner with "sublime treatments" and "luxurious hair and beauty services'. The main selection event will be held a Lichfield Seedy Mill Golf and Health Club from 7:30pm March 29th. The successful candidates will be invited to a pre-competition day at Seedy Mill on March 21st where they will get a chance to try some of the classes, have lunch, and take part in a bit of an ice breaker prior to the actual event. Lichfield Bower Queen organiser Kath Marks commented 'We have lots of great young women in Lichfield and the surrounding area who will make a fantastic job or being the Lichfield Bower Queen. It's always been considered an honour and the winner will join a great heritage of local girls going back 100 years. The Bower Queen has to be available for the whole of Bower Day on Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. She will meet with local dignitaries and ride through the Bower procession on a specially decorated Bower Queen float to welcome 1000's of people who come from all over the country to celebrate this historic day'. All applicants have to be 16 or older and applications can be made online at www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk. or  alternatively download and print from here