2016 Fair was a great success

Thanks to all who came to this years fair.

We hope you enjoyed the country dancing by the Witley Infant School children, followed by an energetic Zumba session performed in a sprinkle of cooling rain, a variety of children’s races, and music all afternoon from the TWMC Band.  The Witley Pantomime company took a break from face painting and applying glitter tattoos to celebrate 60 years of pantomime by performing on the stage in the Chichester Hall to laughter and applause from a packed hall already enjoying All Saints Church tea and cake.  We were then treated to fine performances by three girls from the Arden Holford School of Ballet and the sun came out in time for the very popular dog show to attract visitors back to the fair outside.

Visitors were keen to meet “Griffin” and “Pride” two magnificent heavy horses pulling the expertly driven Fullers Dray, giving rides throughout the afternoon for those wanting a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the fair.  Children enjoyed sitting on and pretending to drive the digger brought along by Shorts Plant Hire.

Families joined in with a variety of activities on offer from many community groups including: a Right Royal Fruit Machine by 1st Witley Guides, guess the name of the Teddy by the Brownies & Rainbows, the Cubs made delicious Pancakes to order and Beavers had lots of toys and games for sale.

The Milford Pumas football speed camera challenge was popular as were the coconut shy and tombola by All Saints Church and Witley Cricket Club challenged all-comers to Bowl the Batsman.  The Godalming & Villages Lions and the League of Friend of Milford Hospital ran popular bookstalls and Eastlake Care Care home gave youngsters a chance to hook a duck.

Local schools, Chandler Junior and Witley Infants, had a tuck shop and decorative bags of sweets for sale, and the Witley Gardening Association plant stall was decked with glorious flowers.

Witley Cricket Club provided the BBQ, the Fosters Club ran the beer & Pimms tent, All Saints Witley made a range of spicy falafels and hummus and Friends of All Saints sold delicious Hall Hunter strawberries and the children enjoyed applying (temporary) tattoos on Stepping Stones nursery’s stall.

As well as raising funds for  Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £700 was raised for this year’s charity, The Meath in Godalming.  The Fair committee would like to thank all our visitors and everyone who helped, ran a stall, provided entertainment, donated prizes or provided sponsorship.

See you again next year!

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