Thursday, 3 June 2010

Denham Village Fayre

I love England in the summer! It has so many different traditional charms and activities that make the season seem that much more magical! One such charm is the traditional English village fayres, a long standing tradition in England. Many local villagers and a few travelling professional performers came together in a local village to create an extraordinary array of stalls offering games to play, tombola's, products to win, local produce like homemade jam, and cakes. They have lots of children's entertainment including Splat the Rat, Punch and Judy shows, jumble sales, bric-a-brack stalls, jumping castles, theme park style rides, coconut shies and sometimes even a group of local Army cadets! There are also competitions and other events including live local bands and acts, dances, and lots and lots of food and drink  to be enjoyed...not forgetting candy floss! 

I attended one such fayre in Denham Village, Buckinghamshire, set in an idyllic countryside scene which could have been a postcard, complete with a river running through it and swans too! I was absolutely taken aback with the array of colour and the sheer volume of people that I barely took any pictures! At first it was the temptation to joining the army cadets in their 'fight on the slippery pole' game, then i was drawn in by the live brass band and the laughter of children on games and rides, running around eating candy floss which i had to join them in! There were so many stalls with lots of amazing games, things for sale, vintage clothing items and accessories...the atmosphere was electric and we had an amazing day out full of fun and laughter!  Here are some images from the day...

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