Second poll chose Old Fair 'royalty'
THE people of Chulmleigh have been to the polls twice in a week. But long before the Government set a date for the general election, the town s Old Fair committee had organised the traditional annual ballot to select this year s fair royalty. Chulmleigh
THE people of Chulmleigh have been to the polls twice in a week.
But long before the Government set a date for the general election, the town's Old Fair committee had organised the traditional annual ballot to select this year's fair royalty.
Chulmleigh Community College student Carly Avery, 14, polled the most votes and will be this year's fair queen. She will be joined by attendants Daisy Parsons and Jasmine Trenaman from Chulmleigh Primary School.
Also from the school is chief herald James Timms, heralds Jamie Ward and Rowan Trenaman, and crown bearer Morgan Robinson.
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According to Chulmleigh Old Fair committee member Sylvia Gilson, voting was brisk and at one point people had to queue to make their selection.
"Children as well as adults are allowed to vote and coming so soon after the election it was helpful that parents could use the occasion to explain what happens at a general election," said Mrs Gilson.
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"Of course, our candidates all get a thank-you gift whether or not they are successful."
A coffee morning was held while voting took place, raising �491 for fair funds.
This year's fair will be opened on the evening of Tuesday, July 27 with the following day being the main fair day.