All the fun of a village fair took place in the School Playground on a muggy, warm, but sunny July Saturday. The playground was filled with stalls, games, competitions and lots of food and drinks.
There were competitions galore. Among them were, for the price of £1, the chance of a bottle of wine, or would it be a bottle of water – would you be lucky? Or you could make a scarecrow with Lynette’s help, and after this Fair, it could be entered into the Gardening Club’s Annual Show in August. Or you could donate it to the Geddington’s Community Brickyard Garden in Wood Street. Either way there was plenty of material to hand to make a scary scarecrow.
Looking after the barbecue were Nigel, Mark and Neil and alongside them, with plenty of drinks, were Vanessa and Becky. If you preferred the summer variety, Jocelyn, Dana and Marylee had summer punch and strawberries and cream. A favourite of many is the cake stall and I bought a very tasty Victoria Sponge cake from Josie and Wendy.
A Village Fair wouldn’t be complete without a skill contest and archery fitted the bill. Here Owen is getting instruction, and then, if not getting the bull’s eye, it was pretty close.
And in keeping with a village tradition going back centuries, there was a pair of stocks, but this time with willing ‘rogues’ Ian and the headmaster, Martin Adamson, bravely offering to be bombarded with wet sponges.