Tudor thought it, the fayre is back
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.
Children dressed up for the Walton Goose Fayre parade.
Alex on the tea cup ride.