St Peter’s Parkstone, one of Dorset’s largest and most beautiful churches, attracted hundreds of visitors to its 99th annual summer fayre on the Ashley Cross Green.
Heralded by David Squire, the country’s longest serving town crier, the Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson, opened St Peter’s summer fayre at Ashley Cross Green. This year it offered a wide variety of stalls displaying Dorset Foods products, art, crafts, plants, Henna tattoos, books, china, toys and games. A range of fairground attractions, along with a children’s craft activity corner and face painting ensured there was plenty to keep younger family members amused.
Visitors relaxed to entertainment from the Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Church of England Junior School pupils, under the direction of award-winning music teacher Lucy Johnstone-McCarthy.
Steel pan playing is a music tradition at the school and its popularity is growing. Local vocalist, Hannah Gough, a gifted soloist, entertained Fayre-goers.
As always, the fun dog show attracted an impressive array of canine varieties.
Talented Poole artist, Lisa Berkshire, exhibited items of art from her Illustrated World exhibition displaying virtues of mermaids, ornate sea stones and items from the deep, whilst Maureen Fripp’s range of Swarovski and cold enamel jewelry created great interest.
“It was a marvellous day and a terrific event,” said the Rector of St. Peter’s, Father Michael Camp. “It is reassuring to see a great community spirit amongst families experiencing fun and enjoyment throughout what is clearly a happy day. I am delighted to witness so much joy.”
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