Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the second year of Staffordshire Day celebrations that will be taking place next week.
Last year, the first Staffordshire Day which marked the region’s 1000th anniversary, saw thousands take part in countywide celebrations. Gavin visited Essington Farm to sample their ‘Staffordshire Sausages’ which had been created especially by the farm owner Richard Simkin to mark the occasion.
The date was chosen by the public after a bid was launched and supported by Gavin, which marks the creation of the Wedgwood pottery company in 1759 which was founded in Staffordshire. Over 40 events took place to celebrate all things Staffordshire with many towns and villages across the region putting on their own celebrations to mark the occasion.
Gavin will be celebrating Staffordshire Day in Perton this year at Perton’s Carnival where he will have a stall.
On looking forward to celebrating Staffordshire Day Gavin commented: “I am absolutely thrilled that Staffordshire Day will once again take place next week on 1st May. I had a fantastic time last year at Essington Farm and I am looking forward to attending Perton Carnival and celebrating with Perton residents.
“We all know Staffordshire is a great place to live and this day has been a real celebration of our county that everyone could take part in.
“It is clear from all the ideas and seeing people celebrating Staffordshire last year that we have a brilliant county with so much to celebrate and I look forward to even more celebrations on Monday.”