The Largest Free Event on Romney Marsh
THE 2019 COUNTRY FAYRE WAS HELD ON SATURDAY 27TH JULY
A FEW SHOWERS, BUT THE COUNTRY FAYRE RESIGNED SUPREME!\ Not even a few showers could dampen New Romney’s legendary community spirit. Thousands of people came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the New Romney Country Fayre.
When the organisers awoke early on Saturday morning to the dreaded sound of rain, they feared the wet weather could ruin the day. However, the stoicism and resolve of Marsh people should never be underestimated. Far from staying away, the less than ideal conditions seemed to make visitors even more determined to come out and show their support of the Town’s great annual community event.
From the moment the parade kicked off, it was clear the fayre was going to be a tremendous success. With nearly 40 entries, the Parade was one of the largest ever, with absolutely amazing interpretations of our theme of English Country Garden.
The Official Opening was carried out by Mrs Shirley Carey, whose late husband Ted had opened the very first Fayre in 1995 when he was Mayor of New Romney. What stood out from the 2019 Fayre was the overwhelming positive vibe and sense of community. Alongside the scheduled programme, there were impromptu sessions of “Community Dancing” from a host of different organisations, with members of the public also joining in.
Chairman, Frances Wire, said, “We can spend 12 months planning this event, but if wouldn’t be half as successful if we didn’t hae the support of the community behind us”.
The 2020 Fayre will take place on Saturday, 25th July when we are hoping that the weather will be very kind to us.
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