Tu­dor thought it, the fayre is back

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CHIL­DREN dressed in Tu­dor out­fits pa­raded through Walton to mark the sec­ond an­nual goose fair. The Walton Goose Fayre re­turned to Bridge Street on Satur­day, cel­e­brat­ing the town’s his­tory from Tu­dor times to the cur­rent day. The event was or­gan­ised by the Walton Business Group and the road was filled with stalls, rides and en­ter­tain­ment. Walton was orig­i­nally granted per­mis­sion for the fair by Henry VIII in 1516 and the event was rein­tro­duced in 2013. More stalls, ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment was put on for vis­i­tors than pre­vi­ously, with the aim of in­volv­ing more busi­nesses. Ash­ley School pupils walked through the town in Tu­dor dress, fin­ish­ing with an im­pres­sive dance from that era, while a group from Es­cape Hair and Beauty also dressed in cos­tumes, in­clud­ing the goose. Sarah-Jane Shellard, WBG di­rec­tor and or­gan­iser, said: “Tu­dor games, crown and tussie mussiemak­ing, a King Henry VIII photo op­por­tu­nity and the goose hunt were en­joyed by a lots of fam­i­lies. “The 3rd Mole­sey Scout and Guide Band, with Ted Palmer’s help, raised more than £150 to­wards new in­stru­ments. “I would like to thank all those who came along and sup­ported the event – fi­nan­cially and with stalls. It would be great to make this an an­nual event on Walton’s cal­en­dar.”

Lot­tie and Ben go for a whirl.

Pic­tures: Paul Burgman

Chil­dren dressed up for the Walton Goose Fayre pa­rade.

Alex on the tea cup ride.

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