All the fun of the Olde English Fayre

Margaret White crowns Fayre Queen Holly Pidley on Saturday. Picture: Trevor Brayley.

Margaret White crowns Fayre Queen Holly Pidley on Saturday. Picture: Trevor Brayley. - Credit: Trevor Brayley

Pictures: Town celebrates as 12th century fayre returned at the weekend with with music, merriment and maypoles.

The South Molton Olde English Fayre opening parade makes its way across the Square to open Saturday

The South Molton Olde English Fayre opening parade makes its way across the Square to open Saturday morning's festivities. Picture: Trevor Brayley. - Credit: Trevor Brayley

SOUTH Molton Olde English Fayre was back in style at the weekend as people gathered to enjoy a range of festivities from live music to traditional maypole dancing.

The traditional South Molton Olde English Fayre floral dance. Picture: Trevor Brayley.

The traditional South Molton Olde English Fayre floral dance. Picture: Trevor Brayley. - Credit: Trevor Brayley

A first for the Friday night was an open air celebration in the town centre, with live music on the Red Shoes busking stage, plus games, stalls and entertainment.

On Saturday morning, Fayre Queen Holy Pidler was crowned, followed by maypole and floral dancing, plus stalls, more entertainment, fair ground rides and an evening concert with South Molton Choral Society.

Her attendants were Ria Tovey and Libby Bale, with Courtney Hiscock as crown bearer plus Cameron Haynes and Josh Moule as page boys.


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Organiser Andy Clarke said it had been a fantastic event, although sadly the weather played its part in affecting some of the festivities.

“Friday night was wonderful, Red Shoes Music put on a fantastic spread of entertainment – the music was superb and we are going to invite them to the Winter Wonderland event in December,” he said.

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“On Saturday the town was thronged despite the weather and from reports the town remained very, very busy until into the afternoon.”

* Click on the gallery link to the top right of this story to more pictures by South Molton photographer Trevor Brayley.

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