Sunday, July 30, 2006
SHELDON COUNTRY FAIR 30th July 2006.
Welcome to Sheldon Country Park and today is the Country Fair. This is literally on my door-step, me living only a few minutes walk away, and I thought I'd give it an airing. There were dozens of exhibitors, hundreds of stalls and several arena displays. In the barn country crafts were well represented with bee-keeping, home-made preserves and pickles, gifts, jewelry and all the usual stalls you'd expect to see at such an event. For the children there were bouncy castles, a miniature steam railway, and a fully-fledged fairground. They were also allowed to participate in some of the arena events. It was a great day although at one point it seemed we were in for a downpour (after weeks of drought!), but it stopped as quickly as it started. Here is my diary for the day with the best of the photographs.
For those of you more interested in local history than current events, Thomas Bray (missionary and founder of the SPCK) lived at the farm and gave his name to nearby Brays Road. Parts of the local church, St Giles, date back to the early 1300s.