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Dickensian Fair attracts large crowd to village

PUBLISHED: 20:42 13 December 2017

Hot food was served up to hungry visitors. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Hot food was served up to hungry visitors. Picture: Jeremy Long.

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Wrington’s annual Dickensian Fair drew a large crowd to the village on Friday evening.

Kelly Hawkins and Greig Difford having a cheeky peck under he mistletoe. Picture: Jeremy Long. Kelly Hawkins and Greig Difford having a cheeky peck under he mistletoe. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The Christmas event is always one of the most popular events in the village calendar and 2017 proved to be no exception.

Beautifully decorated market stalls were open which allowed visitors to pick up Christmas gifts, and Yeo Moor Explorer Scouts sold sweet treats to raise funds for a trip to Switzerland.

The hot food stands unsurprisingly did a roaring trade too on what was a chilly night.

There were some excellent entertainment performances put on as well, with pupils from Wrington Primary School providing a festive musical backdrop to proceedings.

Yeo Moor Explorer Scouts Benedict, Charlie and Tom doing hot chocolates and doughnuts to raise funds for their trip to Switzerland
. Picture: Jeremy Long. Yeo Moor Explorer Scouts Benedict, Charlie and Tom doing hot chocolates and doughnuts to raise funds for their trip to Switzerland . Picture: Jeremy Long.

A few people dressed up in Victorian clothes as well to add an extra dimension to the festivities.

Wrington Primary School pupils provided some musical entertainment on Friday night. Picture: Jeremy Long. Wrington Primary School pupils provided some musical entertainment on Friday night. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Chairman of the organising committee Jeremy Birkett
. Picture: Jeremy Long. Chairman of the organising committee Jeremy Birkett . Picture: Jeremy Long.

Tom Henry as Donald Trump with his latest book, Cut It Out. Picture: Jeremy Long. Tom Henry as Donald Trump with his latest book, Cut It Out. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Hot food being dished up in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long. Hot food being dished up in Wrington. Picture: Jeremy Long.

Villagers turned out in force for the Dickensian Fair again this year. Picture: Jeremy Long. Villagers turned out in force for the Dickensian Fair again this year. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The fair had a festive feel to it. Picture: Jeremy Long. The fair had a festive feel to it. Picture: Jeremy Long.

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