Edington Fair June 2019

The Romans Came :  Edington Summer Fair

Romans were in evidence with Togas and centurions rubbing shoulders.  Best costumes were awarded to George Zaman  child and Yolanda Perkins  Adult.   The locals had come out to see the newly introduced sport of falconry which the Romans imported with them. They were not disappointed with a fine display of birds and keepers happy to explain the intricacies of different breeds .   While the penned goats and lambs delighted the children.  Devizes Museum and Trowbridge metal detectors put on a fascinating display of roman artefacts. Great Cheverell Primary School loaned roman costumes from Trowbridge Museum for their shake and Wake Roman style routine with audience participation, while Bratton school dance group brought us up to date with a very polished modern dance performance.  The afternoon was rounded off with a closely contested human chariot race. The prize of beer donated by the Three Daggers insuring a good entry

The Fair was hailed a success   with over £3000 collected for village activities

Our Thanks go to Edington village for supporting the fair by volunteering to help in any way. The fair could not happen without you and also to those who came on the day to enjoy the delights of the fair.  Special thanks go to Richard who has recently moved to the village and loaned his PA. It’s the first time everybody could hear what was happening. Aided By Debbie Bell Hoskins on the microphone who kept everybody entertained with her little interviews so few noticed our lack of musician. Our Thanks go to the Three Daggers for their help and support and especially to the hard working Committee.

Liz Pike on behalf of Edington fair Committee.