THE celebrations may be ancient in origin, but Chulmleigh's 755-year-old Old Fair festivities lost none of their sparkle as the town basked in equal quantities of tradition and sunshine last week. Visitors and townsfolk flocked to a host of events that st

Crowds gather in Fore Street

THE celebrations may be ancient in origin, but Chulmleigh's 755-year-old Old Fair festivities lost none of their sparkle as the town basked in equal quantities of tradition and sunshine last week.Visitors and townsfolk flocked to a host of events that started on Tuesday with the town hall money scramble and crowning of fair queen, 15-year-old Chulmleigh Community College student, Leah Mosedale.Events throughout the week, including a sheep show, flower show, dog show, sports day and gymkhana, culminated with a carnival, games and dancing until late on Saturday night."It was a super week as we were so lucky with the weather," said Old Fair committee member Sylvia Gilson."The fair bought lots of people back to the town, many of whom had not been back here for 30 years or more, so there were lots of reunions."Saturday couldn't have been better and was very good-natured with no trouble whatsoever.