Midsummer Fayre 2017: in pictures

Back in June we had our annual Midsummer Fayre – the tenth anniversary of the ‘modern’ event, although it’s inspired by events recorded in the 1244 charter and in the local press during the 1770s. Once again, it was held in partnership with All Saints Church, funded with help from Wellington Market Company and Wellington Town Council, and this year with additional support from Parry Carver Solicitors. This event is the biggest single thing we do each year and takes months of planning – so it probably means more to me that it should, even though the whole thing only lasts for five hours!

After a decade, we’re into a pretty good rhythm with the organising and regular visitors will know that the day itself doesn’t change much either – just the odd new stall or a couple of different performers alongside our regulars. This time, we were pleased to be joined for the first time by the Ironmen & Severn Gilders Morris team, the Telfordaires and Severn Harmony Barbershop Choirs, guitarist Nathan Johnson and Oswestry’s Street Band – all great crowd-pleasers. Another new feature this year was an extended procession, which took in a pit stop at The Pheasant – something which took the drinkers a little by surprise.

If you came along, we hope you enjoyed it – and if you didn’t, here’s a flavour of what you missed…