Village’s history re-told in spectacular end to Wrington Fair Week

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 May 2017

Children were evacuated to the village during World War Two. Picture: Jeremy Long

Children were evacuated to the village during World War Two. Picture: Jeremy Long

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People in Wrington have been busy enjoying a whole host of events to celebrate the best of what the village has to offer.

Wrington history pageant. Jeremy LongWrington history pageant. Jeremy Long

Wrington Fair Week finished on Sunday, bringing to a close an action-packed nine days featuring dozens of events designed to cater for everyone living in the village.

The event takes place every five years and this year began with a spring fete at The Plough Inn.

Villagers also enjoyed evenings of live music, photography sessions, a scarecrow trail, a treasure hunt, family disco and a barbecue.

Somerset Flower Farm, in Nates Lane, also hosted flower-arranging lessons while the village’s junior youth drama club put on an evening of song and dance.

The church tower opened its doors and a family barn dance was hosted in the memorial hall, while villagers also got to sample some of the best wine North Somerset’s vineyards have to offer at a wine-tasting event.

The week finished with a pageant, which saw dozens of villagers line the streets to watch parts of the village’s history be re-enacted.

Children experienced what life may have been like as an evacuee in World War Two, as they marched down Broad Street. Soldiers also lined the streets and classic cars were also driven through the village.

Queen Victoria even made an appearance during the re-enactment, and some of the village’s women dressed in Victorian attire as they walked around during the pageant.

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