Annual Parish Fair

Older parishioners will remember with nostalgia the efforts we put into to running our Annual  Autumn Fair.  When we moved into the “new” Church we inherited a large debt which we paid off largely through the profits from the Fair.  For months beforehand we made and collected goods for sale. We hired the City Hall, as it then was, for two days.  The first day was for preparation when we dressed and stocked our stalls.  Each year we chose a different theme: Olde Tyme, Arctic, Maritime, Romany, Wild West etc.  Our picture shows a typical stall.  On Saturday there would be a long queue of buyers hoping to pick a bargain.   

One cannot help wondering what enterprise today would inspire the parish to come together with such enthusiasm.

(Tony Barber)

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