Prize winners and pennies: All the fun of Sidbury Fair

Sidbury Fair Week Fun Run and Walk. Ref shs 5372-38-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury Fair Week Fun Run and Walk. Ref shs 5372-38-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Crowds flocked to join in the fun for the start of Sidbury Fair Week.

The annual event kicked off on Saturday, September 13, with a horticultural show.

A draw and auction of produce from the show raised more than £1,000 for Devon Air Ambulance and the Sid Valley Memory Café.

Rachel Cross went home with the Chairman’s Shield, with Ayrton Rose taking the Rod Tucker Cup for the under-16s best in show.

On Sunday, the fun run and walk saw a top turnout as residents, young and old, hot-footed it around the scenic route, before returning to tuck into a well-deserved hog roast.


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Budding photographers set a high standard in the flora and fauna-themed photography competition held at St Giles church on Tuesday.

Lucy Wheeler took first prize in the junior category and Jude Dinham-Price was the winner of the senior group.

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Meanwhile, pupils from Sidbury Primary School collected more than their share of good luck by grappling for hot pennies in Church Street later the same day.

The ceremonial glove signalled the start of the traditional event.

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