Sidbury fair kicks off to great start

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


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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.”

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

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

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

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

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury fair scarecrows. Ref shs 37 17TI 0548. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot Pennies is a traditional part of Sidbury Fair week. Ref shs 0883-38-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hot Pennies is a traditional part of Sidbury Fair week. Ref shs 0883-38-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

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

Scarecrows appeared around the village during Sidbury Fair week. Ref shs 9919-38-15SH. Picture: Simo

Scarecrows appeared around the village during Sidbury Fair week. Ref shs 9919-38-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

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