THIS year's Olde English Fayre celebrations got underway in South Molton on Monday and with a feast of traditional entertainment planned until Sunday, there's still plenty of opportunity to join in the fun. The Fayre - that dates back to the 12th centur
THIS year's Olde English Fayre celebrations got underway in South Molton on Monday - and with a feast of traditional entertainment planned until Sunday, there's still plenty of opportunity to join in the fun.The Fayre - that dates back to the 12th century and was confirmed by the first Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590 - promises a glimpse of summer celebrations in days gone by with a coffee morning tomorrow (Thursday) in the town's Assembly Rooms from 10am to 12noon. Sequence dancing takes place in the church hall that evening from 7.30pm, and from Friday until Sunday, a flower festival is being held in the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene.Friday also sees the judging of the best-dressed window competition, from 6-9pm.Saturday kicks off with craft and charity stalls in the pannier market from 10am-1pm, while the guard of honour and fayre proclamation takes place at 10.40am, followed by the crowing of the queen, 10-year-old Georgia Holder, at 11am. Georgia will be joined by fellow South Molton Junior School classmates, crown bearer Megan Morgan, and attendants Ellie Sauerzapf and Jessica Godfrey. Her page boys are Andrew Carter, 6, and Samir Kanj, 7, both from South Molton Community Infants' School.The crowning is followed by the floral dance; fayre lunch at 12.45pm; and music by the South Molton Drummers at 1.45pm.The day also features the prize giving for the best-dressed window; senior citizens' teas at 3.30pm; and concert by the South Molton Choral Society, both in the town's Assembly Rooms.On Sunday, the civic parade from the town hall to the parish church starts at 10.30am, while at 3pm, treasure hunters will be jumping into their cars to test their observation and navigational skills. Assemble in the main car park.For more information on all events, telephone the chairman on (01769) 574255 or the Tourist Information Centre on (01769) 574122.