Shermanbury Fayre 2012 – review

The third Shermanbury Fayre, on the grounds outside St. Giles’ church, in Shermanbury Place (at the kind invitation of the Greenwell family) was an outstanding event once again!

Tug O War

Tug O War – with the nearly victorious Bullsien Bulls

Hundreds of people crowded in to the parking fields, and the threatened downpours stayed away for a brilliant afternoon. Events for all the family, from children’s stalls, another visit from the Kent & Surrey bloodhounds, fantastic food cooked on site, clay pigeon shooting – and so much more…

Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds

Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds

Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds

Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds

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The Patcham Silver Band provided live music throughout most of the afternoon. There were also regular talks on the history of St. Giles’ by Jeromy Ward. A great variety of food and cakes were available; the hog roast so popular it was ‘eaten out’ half way through the afternoon.

The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men

The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men

The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men were also welcome return visitors.

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New curate The Rev’d Peter O’Connell was amongst those who joind the Morriss Men to ‘have a go’.

Peter O'Connell with the CRMM

Peter O’Connell with the CRMM

Audience participation with the CRMM

Audience participation with the CRMM

Many thanks to all the ‘Friends of St. Giles’ who have spent months preparing for the Fayre, under Richard Putnam’s enthusiastic and able chairmanship once more.

1 Comment

  1. Antonia Boulsien

    29 August, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    What a great day it was! Huge thanks to all the FOSG team for organising.

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