Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

CROWDS ig­nored the mis­er­able Bank Hol­i­day weather by go­ing along to Bea­cons­field Coun­try Fayre in their droves.

The fayre went ahead on Mon­day, Au­gust 31 in Wind­sor End, with a host of at­trac­tions tak­ing place on the day.

Among the events on of­fer were go karts for chil­dren, live mu­sic, a clas­sic car show, a dog show, a bird of prey dis­play and a climb­ing wall.

In the af­ter­noon there was also the tra­di­tional stretcher race, which in­volves teams of four in fancy dress car­ry­ing a fifth per­son around a course of seven pubs, stop­ping for half a pint at each one.

A course was also or­gan­ised for chil­dren, who car­ried a teddy bear around a shorter al­co­hol free route.

Si­mon Woolf, one of the event’s or­gan­is­ers, said: “De­spite the weather, the Bea­cons­field com­mu­nity again showed its sup­port for the coun­try fayre.

“The weather wasn’t as bad as last year, when it was tor­ren­tial, and there was a good turn out of peo­ple through­out the day.

“There was so much go­ing on and so much to en­joy. I’d like to thank all of our spon­sors who made it pos­si­ble.”

All pro­ceeds from the fayre will go to char­ity, but the amount raised has not yet been cal­cu­lated.

FAM­ILY FUN: Bea­cons­field mayor John Read of­fi­cially opens the fayre with Town Crier Dick Smith, Mayor’s Cadet Lance Cor­po­ral Kian Grayson and Rev Jeremy Brooks. Left Knights of the Round ta­ble James Hart­ley, Alex Dun­lop, Mark Han­cock and Nick Howard. Top right, El­iz­a­beth Wat­son makes friends, and right, Hugo Sim­mons corners in the wet

Pho­tosP by Jon Mikol www.buyapho­ BA155074

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