Hyde Parish Council
Thursday July 31, 2014       
Frogham Fair

A Real Country Village Fair for All the Family

For details, please see Frogham Fair's own website.


The Hall and Fair Committees want to thank everyone who helped in any way before, during plus of course the dreaded clearing up afterwards. We value everyone's contributions, none more so than Jim Loader's generosity in loaning us his fields, without which the Fair could not be.

Our "good traditional Fair" was a fun, full and varied afternoon. Delight when the Tote set the odds for one Terrier Race at 8:1. A smile on a little one's face "I couldn't hit any of the cans off the shelf, my bottom lip quivered, but I didn't cry 'cos I got given a consolation sweet". That fantastic 'Fly Over' by the Red Arrows on their way to a Show at Winchester. The more mature admired Classic Cars, and gawped at modern Moto Guzzi motorbikes. Nails were painted by two young future beauticians, and Faces were Painted in the Messy Church area. A model train really did run on solar power!

Punch and Judy enthralled audiences with their antics (isn't it great that they still survive in our mad, politically correct world). The young had a go at the old fashioned games, Hook A Duck and Splat The Rat. Goodies to eat, drink, read, wear or play with were bought, burgers munched, salads crunched, energy giving tea and cakes devoured, and as ever Wheelbarrows were raced up Blissford Hill.

A Neighbourhood Watch appeal brought in some wonderful local people on Sat evening to help clear up. Their 'fresh energy' was so encouraging. All of your hard work was worth it. No-one has worked harder than Helen Shutler, sadly retiring from the Tea Tent after organising thousands of cups of tea and cakes, for so many happy customers. Thank You Helen from all of happy scoffers.

Thank YOU for being an ongoing Friend of Frogham Fair, your support and hard work are so valuable to its survival.

Sue Herd & the Frogham Fair Committee.

PS When you get your new diary, the date is 23 August 2014!! Sue Herd.