Sidbury fair kicks off to great start

PUBLISHED: 18:30 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 20 September 2017

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Sidbury fair hot pennies. Ref shs 37 17TI 0565. Picture: Terry Ife

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Visitors have been enjoying traditions dating back a thousand years at Sidbury Fair this week.

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Visitors have been enjoying traditions dating back a thousand years at Sidbury Fair this week.

The event, which takes place in September every year, kicked off to a great start on Saturday with dozens turning out to enjoy a packed programme off activities.

So far, there has been a fun run and walk and the popular hot pennies event - where children enjoy collecting coins while older residents watched, reminiscing about taking part in the event as far back as 70 years ago.

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As well as this there was a quiz night, a fair day with stalls, food and crafts and a harvest festival at Sidbury Church.

Fair organiser Nancy Craven said there was still plenty of time to enjoyed the week-long fair if you have not already - with skittles at The Red Lion tomorrow (Saturday) or an equestrian pleasure ride through the countryside on Sunday.

She added: “I am really happy - it is so lovely to see this very old tradition continue.”

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