St Bridget's Summer Fair June 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A great sense of community prevailed at the fair last Saturday, from early morning to early evening. Helpers were in abundance and everyone did their bit, ably assisted by bacon butties at breakfast time.

We couldn`t have wished for a better day. Warm, sunny and breezy. People came from all over the Wirral, and the numbers were so big, that we ran out of programs rather early.

The fair was opened by the Mayor of Wirral, Mr Les Rowlands, together with his charming wife, the Mayoress. Jane Bartlett, one of our Churchwardens, escorted them throughout the afternoon, and even got them to go up the Tower.

All the usual stalls were there. Joyce with her cakes, Pat with her bric-a-brac, Jenny with the books, Sarah with the toys and for the first time, a craft area.

There was plenty for the children to do. Pony rides. Punch and Judy. Various games organised by Carol, and for the first time, a fancy dress parade for the primary school children.

We were entertained by the St Bridgets Maypole dancers, who gave 2 flawless performances with not a ribbon out of place. The Lyceum band who played some great music throughout the afternoon, and the Handbell Ringers who performed in the church.

During the afternoon tea was served in the church centre by Chris and her merry band of tea ladies (and gentlemen). The cakes were amazing.

The fair always ends with the grand draw, with some wonderful prizes, all donated by local shops and businesses. We are very grateful to them for their support.

Everything was cleared away by 5.30pm, which was amazing and only possible because so many people stayed behind to help.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to a memorable Church Fair.