3rd December saw the sixteenth Christmas Fayre hit the streets of our town.
I rolled out of bed at 5:30am to take my place marshaling in Barrow Street by The Raven Hotel ensuring that stallholders could transport their wares to the marquees. Despite the cold and the early hour, folk were cheerful and looking forward to a busy day. They weren’t disappointed. By 10:30 when the stalls had been dressed and stocked, the streets were packed.
Parking at Wm Brookes School filled almost immediately and the park and ride service from Edge Renewables site on Stretton Road was soon in full flow. Folk trying to drive past the town encountered some delays simply as a result of the volume of traffic on our narrow streets.
All of the stalls that I saw seemed to be doing a thriving trade. The hot food was flying out, visitors from far and wide browsed the jewellery and art stalls, and charity raffle tickets sold well. I know, because I invested heavily (and won a couple of prizes)!
This event was very well-received and deserves our support – a few folk work very hard to make a success of it and they need more. If you’d like to help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org