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Fun in the sun at Fairlop Fair

PUBLISHED: 17:58 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:47 09 July 2018

Jason Hird, Tiago Gambogi, and Zoe Parker. from The Institute for Crazy Dancing. Photo: Paul Bennett

Jason Hird, Tiago Gambogi, and Zoe Parker. from The Institute for Crazy Dancing. Photo: Paul Bennett

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Residents braved the scorching heat on Saturday (July 7) to attend Fairlop Fair.

Fairlop Fair at Fairlop Waters Country Park. Picture: Paul BennettFairlop Fair at Fairlop Waters Country Park. Picture: Paul Bennett

The event, in Forest Road, drew large crowds and organisers opened a side room to allow visitors to watch the England v Sweden World Cup game if they so desired.

Resident Ron Jeffries said the fete dates back to the 18th century and it is traditionally held on the first Friday in July.

Leila Petrauskaite, five, enjoying the painting workshop. Picture: Paul BennettLeila Petrauskaite, five, enjoying the painting workshop. Picture: Paul Bennett

“It is a great family event, with many free attractions, different foods on sale, entertainers and great music - this year was no exception,” he said.

“The funfair at the entrance was highly popular. The stalls on the Village Green ranged from those selling honey from the hive to woodwork and a range of crafts.”

The circus show. Picture: Paul BennettThe circus show. Picture: Paul Bennett

Ron said the food catered for all tastes, ranging from Caribbean delicacies to hot dogs and fresh salads.

“Entertainers performed on the open air stage and in the Big Top Mania whilst the Redbridge Music Lounge provided a wide range of music near the refurbished boathouse,” he added.

The circus big top. Picture: Paul BennettThe circus big top. Picture: Paul Bennett

“And the cardboard boat race on the lake found many of the contestants swimming back to shore.”


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