Thousands pour into March to celebrate as St George’s Fayre just gets bigger and better with each passing year
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In no time at all St George’s Fayre has become a tradition – and as each year that passes its popularity grows too.
Now in its ninth year the fayre attracted thousands to March on Sunday for an all day party that appealed to all people, of all ages and of all interests.
From parades to fancy dress, from boat trips to Punch and Judy, from live music at two venues in the town, and exhibitions to leave you culturally topped up for months!
It was opened by the mayor, Councillor Kit Owen, who was accompanied by Miss Cambridgeshire (Amber Twirl of March) and Mr Cambridgeshire (Chris Sheraton). The mayor’s entourage joined him for the judging of the best dressed window competition (won by Busy Bees florist) and for the fancy dress competition.
Outside Georges’ landlord Nigel Marsh had organised a long day of live bands and in the market place acts as varied as host band Gifford were joined by a harmony group, Peterborough Highland Pipe Band, Morris dancers and singers from Burrowmoor and Westwood schools.
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Councillor Jan French, chairman of the organising committee, described the day as “fantastic”.
She said: “It just seems to get better every year.”
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She praised the staff from Fenland Council who had helped co-ordinate the event through the ‘four seasons’ programme of events which supports all the local towns throughout the year.
“But I must pay tribute also to the stewards and volunteers who turned up to help,” she said. “Some did up to 10 hours throughout the day helping in various ways to ensure it all went so smoothly.”
And she had a special word of thanks for Cambs Police who provided a number of officers throughout – all who had volunteered and all working on their day off without pay.
Already the organisers have next year’s event penned in – but that will be after June’s summer festival and the big Christmas market later in the year.