THE Wyre Forest community came together last Sunday (July 1) for the return of a free tribute festival of music, entertainment and family fun.

The second Mr Tee in the Park event was held at St George's Park in Kidderminster and through music, entertainment and sunshine, celebrated the life of Terry Thomas - also known as Mr Tee - a popular record store owner in Horsefair who died after suffering with cancer.

The event which ran from 12pm to 6.30pm featured a full lineup of music acts to entertain the sunbathing crowd including bands Blind Lemon, The Stiff Joints, The Murmer and Bewdley Concert Band, as well as solo artists James Barker and Amelia Street.

The park also featured face painting and a bouncy castle for children, a host of side stalls, and yoga sessions.

Chairperson of the community group, Horsefair and Proud and organiser of Mr Tee in the Park, Dawn Anglin, Said: "It was great to see so many people enjoying the sunshine, everyone brought their picnics to make an afternoon of it.

"The mayor joined us and we even had a visit from our MP Mark Garnier who stopped by for afternoon tea.

“Terry owned a shop in the Horsefair for many years and was a real champion of the Horsefair, as well as being a great supporter and promoter of music within Wyre Forest, and we really miss him.

"We held this event last year as we thought it would serve as a fitting tribute to his work within the community.

"We were completely blown away by the support last year’s event attracted, and this year’s festival is a response to the numerous requests asking us to make it an annual event."