Fair a soaring success

PUBLISHED: 07:17 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:52 31 May 2010

Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

CROWDS flocked to the 17th annual Michaelmas Fayre in Saffron Walden on Saturday to help raise cash for the Essex Air Ambulance and the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Fayre, which has been run by the town s Lions and Lionesses for the past seven years, was hel

CROWDS flocked to the 17th annual Michaelmas Fayre in Saffron Walden on Saturday to help raise cash for the Essex Air Ambulance and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Fayre, which has been run by the town's Lions and Lionesses for the past seven years, was held in the Town Hall and on the Common, with a host of stalls and activities providing the entertainment.

Chairman of the organising committee, Angela Howard, said the day was a great success.

"It went exceptionally well and lots and lots of people turned up to support the event and have a great time," she said.

"The weather was absolutely perfect and everybody had fun, whether they were having a relaxed look around the different craft stalls, playing games or listening to live music."

Big bouncy slides, metal detecting and a balloon went down well with the crowds, and demonstrations of line dancing and morris dancing were rapturously received.

The day was rounded off in style when pupils from Saffron Walden County High School took performed a Showcase of Talent at the Town Hall in the evening.

"All the youngsters who took to the stage were brilliant and they had obviously worked really hard perfecting their acts," Mrs Howard said.

"We had bands, solo artists and dancers all strutting their stuff and it was a great way to end another successful Michaelmas Fayre.

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