BEWDLEY was transformed into Wonderland over the weekend of the Royal Wedding when crowds flocked to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and enjoyed costumes, street theatre, markets, walks and a giant snakes and ladders game.

After the royal nuptials, the Jubilee Gardens were packed with revellers enjoying a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party organised by Bewdley Town Council as part of the Discover Bewdley event.

Bewdley Concert Band entertained audiences from the Green Theatre and councillors dressed up in costumes from Alice In Wonderland. Attracting particular attention were Jan Adams as the Queen of Hearts and Derek Killingworth as the Mad Hatter.

Bewdley’s Mayor, Paul Gittins, said: “It was very successful. There was a good turnout and Bewdley Concert Band proved very popular. The atmosphere was very jolly. People took chairs and wine into the Jubilee Gardens and crowds came into the town. We had a lovely time.”

The Bewdley Maths Trail, designed by pupils from local primary schools, was launched on Saturday.

To celebrate, the Museum On The Move bus arrived on Severnside South with its exhibition on numbers. Many families took up the challenge to solve the clues found around the town.

The Food Court on Severnside South proved popular and The Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which showed people how to use leftovers, served more than 1,100 portions.

The arts and crafts market was busy on Sunday and on Monday visitors were introduced to Italia Piazza, a mostly food market of all things Italian.

Bewdley Museum had a busy schedule of activities with the Kaleidoscope Theatre group and to tie in with the 650 Years of Magistracy exhibition in the Wyre Forest Gallery, Tiggerty Boo held court outside the Guild Hall and sent offenders to the dungeons.

Inside the Guild Hall audiences enjoyed witty Justice Of The Peace plays.

The second annual giant snakes and ladders game was opened by the Mayor, using the streets of the town as the board.

The Civic Society gave guided walks of Bewdley and Wribbenhall and Severn Area Rescue Association placed buoys in the River Severn as it was too low for rescue displays.