WINSHAM STREET FAIR

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Winsham Street Fair delayed until 2022

 

Unfortunately the Winsham Street Fair, which had already been postponed from last June to June 2021, is now going to be taking place in 2022 instead - thanks to ongoing uncertainties and risks of Covid-19

So get in early and put Saturday 25th June 2022 into your calendars because it's all surely got to be over by then?!

We're very sorry about the postponement, yet again, of this village highlight, but hope everyone understands the difficulties with trying to organise a big event where planning and costs associated with it have to start 6 months in advance.

What Winsham Street Fair Committee will be organising this year, however, is a Scarecrow Competition! With the theme of 'Our Heroes', the whole of June can be spent enjoying the homemade scarecrows around the village and entries will be judged on what should have been our Street Fair day of Saturday 26th June. Details to follow in due course.

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Street Fair Committee-May 2021

Alison Llewellyn – Chair

John Llewellyn – Vice Chair

Dom Douglass – Treasurer

Sally Lines – Secretary

Sarah McEvansoneya

Rachel Leigh

Martin Leigh

Judith Hill

Jayne Smith

 

 

SCARECROW COMPETITION-
'OUR HEROES'
Judgement Day
-26th June 2021

Scarecrow Competition

The theme is ‘Our Heroes’. Entry forms are available either from Winsham Shop or electronically via the Community Facebook page so please complete one if you would like to do a scarecrow. We’ve got some fabulous family hampers lined up for the top 3 prizes!

The deadline for getting entry forms back to us is June 11th, either handed into the Shop or emailed (winshamstreetfair@gmail.com). It’s free to enter. Anyone who doesn’t live in Winsham but does live in the Parish is welcome to enter too, but we will need you to bring your scarecrow to an agreed location in the village early on ‘judgement day’ (Saturday 26th June) so that our judges can carry out their task on foot – we will send instructions if this applies to you once we’ve received your form. For everyone else it’s a case of displaying your scarecrow outside your property in the lead up to and including Saturday 26th June. Winsham Horticultural Society is producing a map with scarecrow locations on it, so that everyone can wonder around and possibly combine with visits to Winsham Open Gardens which is taking place on the same day!

 

To brighten everything up and get the kids involved, June is also going to be the month of ‘art display’ in Winsham. We thought it would be fun to invite all Winshamers to think about putting some artwork of absolutely anything you want to produce e.g. paintings, statues for display in windows, in gardens or on doorsteps etc. This is just for joy and not part of a competition so no entry forms are needed; there is also no ‘theme’ so it’s entirely up to you what you create and display – the only thing we ask is that it’s visible from the street.

 Click HERE for your entry form, which can be printed out







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Winsham Street Fair is a biennial event dating, in its present form from the mid-1980s. It has it's roots in the Charter given to the parish by Henry the Third in 1262, to run during the last three days of June each year. In the 21st century it follows the end of June date, and is a biennial event lasting one day.
It remains similar to the original thirteenth century event in that gives an opportunity for the parish to gather for a social event, with plenty of refreshments available, entertainment, and the opportunity to pick up a bargain form one of the many stalls manned  by vendors and craftsmen and women.
Organisation of the one day event fills the two years between, which involve all sorts of fund raising events needed to bring the event together.

Find out more about the Winsham Street Fair since 1985, and view dozens of pictures visit Winsham Web Museum.
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