Local families enjoyed their Saturday afternoon at Witley Village Fair which started with the Witley Infant School Country Dancing followed by the Chandlers School’s Got Talent winners performing back flips and other gymnastics as part of their display, then a variety of children’s races involving buckets and sacks followed by an energetic Zumba routine for all to join in.
Fairgoers were treated to excellent musical entertainment throughout the afternoon from The Music Works featuring local talent singing from a range of genres including musicals and opera. The Arden Holford School of Ballet delighted those watching the main arena before the ever popular dog show and Punch and Judy amused the young and young at heart.
Fullers Brewery kindly provided “Pride” and “Griffin” two magnificent heavy horses, back for their third appearance 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.
All Saints Church provided tea and cake in the Chichester Hall, and catering outside included the BBQ, beer and Pimms tent, Indian curries, strawberries and ice cream. Families joined in on the hunt for the (knitted) biblical baa lambs which were hidden on many stalls and enjoyed activities provided by various community groups including the Lions human fruit machine, hook a duck, rehome a teddy, coconut shy, the Scouts hoopla, tombola’s, the Guides maggot racing and the Milford Pumas speed camera challenge, bowl the Witley Cricket Club batsman and much more.
As well as raising funds for Witley’s community groups taking part, a sum of £500 was raised for this year’s charity, The Friends of Milford and Witley Medical Partnership. The Fair committee would like to thank all our visitors and everyone who helped, ran a stall, provided entertainment, donated prizes or provided sponsorship.