Crowds flock to festive goose fair
Chertsey: Horse-drawn stall steals show at Goose Fair
A HORSE-drawn stall was among the attractions as the festive season kicked off in Chertsey with the annual Goose Fair. Hundreds of shoppers descended on Saturday, transforming Guildford Street into a Christmas wonderland, with a market and street entertainment. Organised by Chertsey Chamber of Commerce, there were 36 stalls. The chamber’s Anna Barry said there were fewer this year in case proceedings were delayed by cars being left overnight in lay-bys, as they were last year. The stalls may have been fewer in quantity but there was plenty of quality with a variety of hand-crafted seasonal goods, including Christmas wreaths, handmade jewellery, candles and local honey. Hospital station Radio Wey kept the festive vibe going with a range of Christmas tunes. Mrs Barry said: “It was a beautiful day and it was well attended. There were loads of lovely stalls. It was all very Christmassy. “One person pulled their stall in on a cart down Guildford Street. We had a very good selection of stalls and Radio Wey was great.”
Mike Peach running the RSPB stall was making sure
that Santa got the message.
There’s bargains here too: : Linda Stone, ‘Tat’ and Shirley Wyeth were all smiles
at the Princess Alice Hospice charity shop.
Here comes sun-ta: There was some unseasonal – but very welcome – sunshine
on Saturday for the annual Goose Fair.
Roll up: David Moore with Ann and Lucy Ledger at
the 1st Chertsey Scout Group’s tombola stand.
Chertsey rotarians Ian Hunter and Brian Foley were
grateful for that sunshine.
A Christmas hug for Pam Mandel and Mary Benge.