Welcome windfall for parishes after Partney Fair tops the £3,000 mark

THE Partney Group of Parishes are set for a welcome cash windfall after Partney Fair raised over £3,000 at the weekend.

The popular annual fair was held in the Glebe Field on Saturday and attracted visitors from a wide area.

After the dreadful weather in recent weeks the organisers were delighted that the sun shone all day and everyone had a smile on their face.

At 11am the old ancient Sheep Fair Bell was sounded to declare the fair open.

Free parking and free admission soon had the car parks full to capacity.

Both the craft fair and the car boot sale attracted much interest and good crowds.

The Fun Dog Show was once again very popular and this year took place in the centre of the ring to provide an excellent centrepiece for the whole event.

An excellent range of vintage tractors and engines also proved a very popular attraction.

Other stalls included home-made cakes, teas, soft drinks, tombola, traditional games, barbecue, plant stall, bric-a-brac, grand raffle, and a free childrens playground to keep the youngsters happy.

The co-ordinator of the fair, John Hudson, thanked all the visitors and praised all the helpers who had worked so hard to make the fair such a resounding success and announced that some £3,000 been raised during the day which will benefit the Partney Group of Parishes Fund.

He said that in addition to raising much-needed funding, these events created a wonderful community spirit and it was especially great to have youngsters actually volunteering to come and do some work.

He added that the “Big Society” is alive and well in the countryside.