Village to close for fair's pageant

ORGANISERS have spent the last 18 months planning nine days of fun to celebrate Wrington Fair. The tradition dates back to when the village received a Charter from Edward III to hold a fair and market. The event is now held every five years. The fair, whi

ORGANISERS have spent the last 18 months planning nine days of fun to celebrate Wrington Fair.The tradition dates back to when the village received a Charter from Edward III to hold a fair and market. The event is now held every five years.The fair, which will run from May 5-13, will see the centre of the village closed to traffic on May 12 for two performances of a pageant which will tell the story of the village over the last 675 years. Events due to take place over the nine days include a two day creative media workshop for teenagers, a plant sale, a scarecrow trail, a church service, various sports events, a scavenger hunt, a children's disco and a family barbecue. Visitors can also expect to enjoy a fun run, barn dance, folk evening, bingo, a youth drama club presentation, Victorian day, wine tasting, casino night, an opportunity to climb the church tower and an African night. The week will finish with a flower festival and photographic exhibition at All Saint's Church and choral evensong with the Wrington Vale Choral Society.Programmes with details of all events and entry into a prize draw will be on sale from April 11 and a booking office and Information Centre will open in the Boot Shop, Broad Street, Wrington, on April 25.


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