We car­ried on in

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weekend Fun -

The an­nual Ken­ning­ton Fayre was still at full ca­pac­ity on Satur­day de­spite heavy rain.

It be­gan with the sound of an air raid siren, but it was the weather that forced vis­i­tors to take cover.

This year’s event had a 1940s theme, mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of Ken­ning­ton’s Vic­tory Cel­e­bra­tion of June 1946, held on the same recre­ation ground in Ul­ley Road.

Com­mu­nity fo­rum chair­man Chris Morely said the day was still good, even if the ground did get a bit muddy.

He said: “We opened up at noon, but by 1.30pm the rain had come in so a few of the arena events had to be can­celled.

“The stalls kept go­ing in the best tra­di­tional way and we fin­ished with a dog show. We car­ried on un­til the end.

“There was 1940s themed mu­sic and peo­ple came dressed in 1940s style.”

Prizes for the best cos­tumes were won by Ur­sula Jones, Jill Har­ri­son and Vikki Gower.

Among the at­trac­tions were 35 stalls, a chil­dren’s fun fair, tombo­las and a beer slide,


Run­ning for cover dur­ing one of the down­pours at Ken­ning­ton Fayre


Josie Branch keeps daugh­ter Charley, four, dry


Em­brac­ing the 1940s theme, Veron­ica Edum­nds

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