WINSHAM STREET FAIR

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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.

Winsham Street Fair Committee News

29th June 2019 – Family Fun!

The Winsham Street Fair Committee has teamed up with Winsham School PFA and The Bell to be able to offer everyone in the village and surrounding areas a fun line-up for the 29th June. We’d love as many people to join us for it.

11am to 1pm in the field behind Winsham School there will be a Cycle-O-Cross event for children aged between 4yrs and 10yrs. Children should bring their own bike and helmet to take part, please.

There will also be two bouncy castles according to age group, face painting, stall games and cake stall. The PFA will be doing a BBQ so that lunch is sorted and people are welcome to bring chairs and rugs to sit down and enjoy their lunch in the field.

Any money made from the outdoor family fun will go towards Winsham School.

Then from 2-3pm there will be a family show in the Jubilee Hall called ‘Tales of Britain’. Celebrating the launch of the first British folklore collection in decades, local author and comedian Jem Roberts will be performing an hour of very silly folktales from all around the island of Britain, in the guise of Brother Bernard. Suitable for all ages, but small children under supervision. Tickets must be bought in advance from Winsham Village Shop, please: £10 for a family of four (additional children go free), or £3 per adult and £2 per child. For more info about the Tales of Britain show, see www.talesofbritain.com

Any money made from the Tales of Britain show will go towards the 2020 Street Fair so that we can provide even more fun activities for all ages next year.

The Bell is doing a Cider Festival all weekend, and on the Saturday evening of the 29th there will be a hog roast and live music too, so lots for everyone to enjoy – all we need to do is arrange good weather!

2020 Winsham Calendar

The Winsham Street Fair Committee is on the hunt for really good quality photographs of village landmarks or scenes, so please contact Sally on 30168 or email winshamstreetfair@gmail.com if you have something to contribute, please.

Keeping informed about events and next year’s Street Fair

We have a Facebook page which you can find under @WinshamStreetFairCommittee, and a Twitter account @FairWinsham so you can stay informed.

 

Sally


WINSHAM STREET FAIR COMMITTEE

2020 VILLAGE CALENDAR

With the arrival of the New Year, Winsham Street Fair Committee is already thinking about the 2020 Village Calendar and we need your help!

We’d like to get as many people involved in this as possible by using photos, drawings or paintings you might have taken/created of the village and its surroundings that capture the spirit and character of Winsham, so that we can have a wide selection to choose from for the 2020 Calendar.

 

PHOTOS: If you’ve got a good Winsham photo that represents a particular month of the year, and it is high resolution (essential for good quality reproduction), then please email it to winshamstreetfair@gmail.com with the following info:

  • Your name
  • The month it was taken
  • Where/what it’s of
  • Your consent for it to be used, if it is selected for the 2020 calendar

 

DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS: If you have a photo but don’t have email, or if you have a drawing or painting that you have created (children’s contributions welcome!), then call Sally on 30168 and we’ll arrange another way.

Depending on the response we get, then we might even get everyone involved in helping us choose – much as we’d love to, there is only so much space in a calendar!

 

 



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