This Day In 1992 - Three Day Fair Big Success


18th July 2011

Charity stalls did brisk business at Maiden Newton’s Summer Event Fair, attracting a lot of custom from the hundreds who packed the event.

Attendance proved a record at many of the events of the three-day fair, which included a display of stationary engines, a flying show of model helicopters and a display by falconer Michael Davie.

Entertainment was provided by the Wellies from Weymouth, with a supporting disco on one evening.

The colourful Dorchester Accordion Band proved a great attraction and the Crossways hand-bell ringers gave an excellent performance.

Whitefire Majorettes gave two displays. Another attraction was a fancy dress gymkhana.

An innovation was a golf competition, with prizes sponsored by Resin Systems of Maiden Newton.

The fair also included a tractor driving contest and a skittles tournament.

[From the Dorset Echo 18-7-1992]

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