Ancient olde fayre celebrations under way South Molton this week

08:15 10 June 2014

This year’s South Molton Olde English Fayre royalty (from left): Attendant Anya Hawkins; crown bearer Caitlin Squire; queen Maisy-Beth Grimley; and attendant Sophie Parsons; with page boys Samuel Rozputynski and Joshua Carter (front).

This year’s South Molton Olde English Fayre royalty (from left): Attendant Anya Hawkins; crown bearer Caitlin Squire; queen Maisy-Beth Grimley; and attendant Sophie Parsons; with page boys Samuel Rozputynski and Joshua Carter (front).

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Town looks to its past during week of fun for all the family.

SOUTH Molton is gearing up for a week of traditional Olde English Fayre entertainment this week.

The centuries old fayre, which dates back to the 12th century, will begin with a coffee morning in the Assembly Rooms from 10am-12noon, followed by the judging of the best-dressed window competition later that evening.

On Friday, there’s a craft fair in the pannier market from 12.30-8pm, and a music festival and car boot sale in the Square from 5.45-8.30pm.

A senior citizens’ tea and tea dance will take place in the Assembly Rooms from 2-5pm.

The main fayre day takes place on Saturday, stating at 10am with a Punch and Judy show in the pannier market.

The crowning of this year’s fayre queen Maisy-Beth Grimley will take place at 11am, followed by a floral dance around the Square with the mayor, and maypole dancing by local school children.

Fayre queen Maisy-Beth will be joined by attendants by Anya Hawkins and Sophie Parsons, crown bearer Caitlin Squire and page boys Samuel Rozputynski and Joshua Carter.

A brass band contest takes place in the Square from 2.30pm and there will be children’s games in the pannier market from 3.30pm, and children’s teas from 4.30pm.

There will be a music festival in the Square from 5.45-8.30pm along with a car boot sale, food sellers and a display of classic American cars.

A choral society concert will take place in the Assembly Rooms from 7.30pm.

Sunday starts with a Father’s Day breakfast in the Coaching Inn, followed by a civic parade to the parish church.

A fifth annual ‘beating of the bounds’ will start at South Leigh Farm at 2.30pm.

The week will come to a close with children’s races at the community college sports track from 6pm.

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