Annual summer fayre is the Bis-ness

A ‘BERRY’ good show it was indeed, down in Bisley on Sunday.

The village served up a generous helping of summertime frolics at the weekend, with a familiar treat topping the menu at the annual Strawberry Fayre. Strawberries and cream were the order of the day, of course, and there was plenty more for visitors to fill-up on during the party.

FULL OF CHEER – the Chobham Morris Dancers stopped by to add a pinch of tradition to the summer fayre

FULL OF CHEER – the Chobham Morris Dancers stopped by to add a pinch of tradition to the summer fayre

High-fliers took a bird’s eye view of proceedings from massive trampolines, while the usual array of fairground games and stalls kept punters smiling.

The uplifting sounds of the Bisley Almac Brass Band filled the air as the Pimms flowed and burgers sizzled. Routines from local dance schools and the Chobham Morris Dancers combined to entertain the crowds, as did puppet shows, bird-of-prey displays, and the extremely popular Human Fruit Machine. Manning the sweets and homemade fudge stall were James and Natasha.

ON SONG – the Bisley Almac Brass Band wowed the crowds

ON SONG – the Bisley Almac Brass Band wowed the crowds

The fayre also provides the stage from which the village’s leading lights are given accolades. Picking up the coveted Citizen of the Year award for 2015 was Rev Richard Abbott, who started life at St John the Baptist Church more than 30 years ago.

BISLEY’S TOP MAN – Citizen of the Year, Rev Richard

BISLEY’S TOP MAN – Citizen of the Year, Rev Richard

Meanwhile, Chloe Boyes scooped the Junior Citizen of the Year accolade, and staff at The Hen & Chickens pub were rewarded for their efforts with the Business of the
Year prize.

 

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