Crowds flock to fes­tive goose fair

Chert­sey: Horse-drawn stall steals show at Goose Fair

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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.

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