By George what a turn out in March! Thousands take part in annual celebration and parade - ‘a great day’ say organisers
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A great turn out with a show of community spirit at its finest is how the St George’s Fayre team described the big day of family fun on Sunday.
A wide range of stalls, fun fair, entertainment, face painting, food, and live music lined the streets of March for the annual event which saw thousands turn out to enjoy the activities.
Jan French, chairman of the St George’s Fayre committee, said: “It was a fabulous day with a great show of community support.
“Weather was kind and everybody I spoke to said how much they enjoyed it. There were some really positive comments from people out on the streets, a great day all round.
“People were turning up even at 4pm as stalls were packing up.”
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It was the town’s ninth St George’s Fayre, celebrating England’s patron saint.
The town centre is pedestrianised, creating space for a bustling street market.
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There were Morris Dancers, a large craft market and an art exhibition.
The opening parade in celebration of St George went from The Fountain, Broad Street and into the Market Place in time for the official opening by the Mayor at 10.30am followed closely by the judging of the fancy dress competition.
Throughout the day there was a chance to hold a bird of prey, take a narrow boat trip with Fox’s, or have a tower tour at St Peters Church.
Children had the chance to join knight school or try their hand at racing ducks or circus skills.