All the summer fun of village fair
SHEPPERTON Fair’s ‘biggest procession ever’ kicked off proceedings at the annual village summer event.
Children from school, uniformed groups and nurseries marched down the High Street in their ‘colourful carnival’ themed outfits, flanked by some Harley Davidsons and a steam roller.
Dik Gregory, chairman of the village fair committee, said: “It was a fabulous day.
“We were worried about the weather because of the forecast of showers, but none of them hit Shepperton. warm day.
“It was the biggest procession we have had with hundreds and hundreds of children from schools, youth groups and nurseries, and they really got into the theme of the Rio Carnival.
The effort they put in was great and they looked a picture in the High Street. At one point the whole High Street was filled.
“We were delighted with the level of sponsorship at the fair too.”
Mr Gregory said one of the main attractions was the Mini It was a lovely Marvels miniature horse display team, adding the Spelthorne Gymnastics Club display was ‘amazing’. “I was really pleased to get the Urban Dance School back this year too, they were very cool,” he said.
Among the many stalls and activities was a Punch and Judy show, a fairground, various arts and craft groups and a selection of food on offer.
The famous Great Nauticalia Raft Race took place on the water and also followed the carnival theme, with brightly coloured floats taking centre stage. Marshalled and commentated by the Desborough Sailing Club, crowds watched the spectacle that saw a group from Pharaoh’s Island take home the best raft prize.
In the under-16s race the winners were the Desborough Cadets and the Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets, who marched up to collect their prize.
Sally Dick, from the sailing club, said: “The people who enter the race are fantastic. They all work so hard and it was great.”
Families enjoying activities at Shepperton Fair, including (above) Hannah, Millie and Abigail.