Richmond May Fair, Saturday 14th May 2016, entertainment from 10.30 onwards

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Richmond May Fair, Saturday 14th May 2016, entertainment from 10.30 onwards

As many of you will know, the Richmond May Fair is a wonderful event, packed with stalls of delights from near and far, plus lots of activities.

Let’s hope the sunshine comes out like yesterday.

ADDRESS

The Green,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 1LX

FREE ENTRY

If you wish to find out more about what attractions are on, please click here:  Richmond May Fair

Please invite your friends along and share this through your social media, the more the merrier, thank you.  Justine, Living in East Sheen

The lightning speed merry go round

The lightning speed merry go round

Local Summer Fairs & Fetes 2015 ~ dates for diaries!

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Local Summer Fairs & Fetes 2015

Local Fairs & Fetes in SW13, SW14, & SW15

Local Fairs & Fetes in SW13, SW14, & SW15

There is a plethora of activities in and around East Sheen that local residents can make good use of.  There are plenty of calenders regularly updated on various websites & if you take a look at my Contributors Page you will see links to various magazine and online contributors to information in and around this area, plus a couple of calender links.  The list grows each day and is constantly being upated.

Here is a list of the most common local Fairs and Fetes but there are plenty more if you scout around.

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Richmond May Fair ~ Saturday 9th May 2015 ~

all day

You can read up on the 2014 Richmond May Fair here:  Richmond May Fair 2014

Where – Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene and The Green, Richmond, Surrey,

What

  • Over 100 charity stalls. Quality Craft Marquee.
  • Vintage carousel & helter-skelter.
  • All day free entertainment.
  • Crowning of Richmond May Queen.
  • Maypole dancing.
  • Food!

How much – appears to be free!

Event contact details:

No commercial stall applicants, please

 Chairman Liz Carran 02089484464

Craft Marquee bookings to:

Angela@Johnpickles.co.uk.

For further more detailed information click here

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Hands Charity Fair ~ Bank Holiday Monday May 25th 2015 ~

10am – 3pm

You can read up on last years Hand’s Charity Fair here:  Hand’s Charity Fair 2014

Where – Twickenham Green

What – There will be plants, crafts, gifts, things for children, home-made items, BBQ and the  Mayor of Richmond is invited to begin a tour of the stalls at 11am.

How much – free entry

Event contact details:

For further details see handscaregroup@btconnect.com

For further more detailed information click here

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Kew Midsummer Fete ~ Sat 20th June 2015 ~

11am – 6pm

Where – Kew Green

What

  • Traditional Victorian Fairground – Reuben Bond will be bringing his traditional fairground to the Kew Midsummer Fete.
  • The Stage – a great line-up of local based entertainment.
  • Stalls – Over 100 stalls, with approximately 80 outside and 25 in our Craft Marquee.
  • Food Court – Over 12 stalls selling a variety of tasty meals and drinks.
  • Dog Show – the ever popular Kew Fete Friendly Dog Show.
  • Tug of War – enter your team, for our relaxed Tug of War competition.
  • Charity Raffle – over 20 great prizes.

How much – free entry

Event contact details:

If you would like to contact the organisers of Kew Fete, please e-mail admin@kewfete.org.

Thank you.

For further more detailed information click here

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Mortlake Summer Fair ~ Saturday 27th June 2015 ~

12 – 4pm

You can read up on the 2014 Mortlake Summer Fair here:  Mortlake Summer Fair 2014

Where – Stag Brewery Playing Fields, Lower Richmond Road, SW14 7TH

What

How much – £2 for adults, £1 OAPs and U16s free.

Event contact details:

Owen Hughes
Email: mortlakesummerfair@gmail.com
Phone: 07768 880 478

For further more detailed information click here

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Barnes Village Fair ~ Saturday 11th July 2015

This year the Barnes Fair will be being held on Saturday 11th July.  If you have never been it is a complete must for your diary.

Though it is a little time away it’s good to get ones diary organised as July tends to be a busy month leading up to the end of the Summer Term sometimes dates like these amongst the many other things going on get missed.   You can also see my write-up fro the 2014 Barnes Fair here:  Barnes Fair 2014

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That’s all for now, thank you for reading, all comments and feedback appreciated!

© Justine Nagaur @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

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A grand time was had at the Richmond May Fair ~ make sure to diarize it next year!

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The weekend before last we all went to the Richmond May Fair.  It was the first time for me and I was pleasantly surprised.

Mother and daughter selling their wares with a smile! Oh and a fan...

Mother and daughter selling their wares with a smile! Oh and a fan…

What appealed to me was the fact that there was a huge eclectic mix of stall holders.  The ambiance was jolly even in the blustery winds as you can see with the balloon lady, I half expected her to take off at any moment.

There I found the lovely old fashioned ‘traditional rides’ as you will see below, this always keeps especially the younger children happy…the sweet bubble as I call it was doing a thriving business too!

As well as this however, there was a large variety of different charities present with their stalls, activity and socially leg organizations, private stalls and a large amount of schools had tables too.

This is not to forget the craft tent which much to my dismay I only discovered at the end of our allotted time there when energy levels had plummeted but being a ‘shopper’ I had to make a visit through and out swiftly, keeping my purse tightly tucked in my pocket as I could hear my children wailing for me to come out…

The  buzz of activity as you can see was thriving around the school barbeques, the cake stalls and the children all seemed to enjoy doing their part to raise funds.

One of the charities that tugged at my heart amongst all the other well deserving ones was the Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare Organization which relies on donations to look after anything between 80-90 greyhounds at any one time.  With this responsibility comes also other than feeding and veterinary bills the general time spent walking them, socializing etc.

The average career duration for a greyhound normally goes no further than 4 years which is fairly young in doggie years.  As you can imagine there is a lot of time left for them to lead happy lives elsewhere, but often do not.  Having been at the tent I can say that they are simply adorable, very gentle in nature, I had to peel my children and dogs away from them.

I shall be intending to make a visit to them and do a fuller article however in the meantime so you might know, they offer people who do not have dogs the ability once vetted to come down and borrow one for a weekend, the same goes for coming down and dog walking, taking them on holiday and of course they look to re-home them as well.

With the large number they house, it is a good opportunity for people who do not have dogs due to living constraints or otherwise to be able to enjoy a slice of doggie heaven.

If you are interested in making a visit the number to ring is 01932 224918 and they are based in Hersham.  Or you can look up further details on their website here.

Until then, some pics of the beautiful hounds

They had a wonderful band playing when I arrived which later turned in to some funky dance music and various little shows.  I did of course get distracted by the vintage police car which looks rather like the policeman might be giving himself a ticket!!!

It was very doggy friendly and Teddy as usual had to say ‘hello’ to everyone, I wonder where he gets that habit from?

Then there was a fair amount of commotion at one corner of the Green, being nosy we wandered over only to find a large group of Morris Dancers.  Now I think these guys deserve a huge round of applause they were fantastic.  I know they get a bit of a rough time in the ‘trendy’ stakes but heck, they were fun to watch and my children were riveted, what child would not want to bang sticks against each other?

Personally I think they should introduce it in to the school syllabus 🙂

It was of course thirsty fun, so we popped in to ‘The Cricketers’ next door for a pint to sup whilst we enjoyed!

Before we discovered the ‘craft tent’ we bustled around saying hello and nosying generally in a few other tents and stalls, below of which you will see some.  We passed an enthusiastic human re-cycling advertisement, she was lucky not to be swept off her feet in the wind.

I got a grand smile from the Air Cadets and also the Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts

My son had a huge smile as he won a glass blown ornament in the shape of a dragon.  Do you remember those fragile glass animals that one used to collect as a child?  Now I am showing my age here.

I finished off as mentioned before in the craft tent, some simply stunning pieces of craftmanship, imported items, local products, I simply could not get around it all, luckily for my piece of plastic stuffed in my pocket.

I would like to say I drove this home but that would be a barefaced lie, yes another vintage car in the car park and I had to take a pic of it.105

As always thank you for reading.

You can see some more Fair dates on an earlier post, click here.

© Justine @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Fair Dates coming up:

Hands Charity Fair ~ Bank Holiday Monday May 26th 2014 ~ 10am – 3pm

Where – Twickenham Green

What – The Fair will be visited by the Major of Richmond who will peruse the 75 charity stalls at 11am.  As well as there will be home-made cakes, refreshments, another yummy BBQ a Summer must and amusements for children.

How much – free entry

Event contact details:

For further details see handscaregroup@btconnect.com

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Let’s keep in touch!

Richmond May Fair Ball & Fair ~ Friday May 9th & Saturday 10th

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champagneWe have two dates for your dairy coming up soon!

Starting off with:

Richmond May Ball

There is the yearly glamorous May Ball, comprising of a Champagne Reception, dinner, dancing.

Tickets sell out fast so if you want to be one of those dressed to kill for the ball you had best get your skates or heels on fast.

Proceeds are shared between The Victoria Foundation and The Orange Tree Theatres Community and Education Programme.

Call 0208 940 0141

Address:

The Green,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 1LX

Starting 7pm

Tickets £125

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helter skelter

Next we have:

Richmond May Fair

Address:

The Green,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 1LX

Telephone: 02086079600

There is a helter skelter, maypole dancing, over 100 charity stalls, a carousel and much much more. There will also be the crowning of the Richmond May Queen.

Quality Craft & delicatessen.

Full programme of events here.

10am – 6pm

Thank you for reading/viewing.

Justine xx

© Justine @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

Summer Fairs & Fetes ~ dates for diaries!

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Local Fairs & Fetes in SW13, SW14, & SW15

Local Fairs & Fetes in SW13, SW14, & SW15

Upon researching information on local Fairs and Fetes it became apparent to me that there is a plethora of activities in and around East Sheen that local residents can make good use of.  There are plenty of calenders regularly updated on various websites & if you take a look at my Contributors Page you will see links to various magazine and online contributors to information in and around this area, plus a couple of calender links.  The list grows each day and is constantly being upated.

But for now lets concentrate on Fairs and Fetes

There will be I imagine various Church Fetes & other types cropping up but please see detailed below some major ones that will be being held over this next Summer Term.

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Barnes Fair ~ Saturday 12th July 2014

This year the Barnes Fair will be being held on Saturday 12th July.  If you have never been it is a complete must for your diary.

Though it is a little time away it’s good to get ones diary organised as July tends to be a busy month leading up to the end of the Summer Term sometimes dates like these amongst the many other things going on get missed.  Please click this link to preview my prior post on this event.

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Mortlake Summer Fair ~ Saturday 28th June 2014 ~

12 – 4pm

Where – Stag Brewery Playing Fields, Lower Richmond Road, SW14 7TH

What – The fair apparently will have the band, the Carnabys playing along with gladiator jousting.  Along with this will be a yummy BBQ, bar, tea tent, raffle, wheel of fortune & various other activities.  An ideal opportunity also to mix and mingle with other local residents.

How much – £2 for adults, £1 OAPs and U16s free.

Event contact details:

Owen Hughes
Email: mortlakesummerfair@gmail.com
Phone: 07768 880 478

For further more detailed information click here

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Richmond May Fair ~ Saturday 10th May 2014 ~ all day

Where – Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene and The Green, Richmond, Surrey,

What – Lots of charity stalls and quality crafts, vintage carousel & helter skelter for the children, crowning of Richmond May Queen, food & Maypole dancing, now I have not seen that in years, is a must!

How much – appears to be free!

Event contact details:

No commercial stall applicants, please

 Chairman Liz Carran 02089484464

Craft Marquee bookings to:

Angela@Johnpickles.co.uk.

For further more detailed information click here

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Hands Charity Fair ~ Bank Holiday Monday May 26th 2014 ~ 10am – 3pm

Where – Twickenham Green

What – The Fair will be visited by the Major of Richmond who will peruse the 75 charity stalls at 11am.  As well as there will be home-made cakes, refreshments, another yummy BBQ a Summer must and amusements for children.

How much – free entry

Event contact details:

For further details see handscaregroup@btconnect.com

For further more detailed information click here

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Kew Midsummer Fete ~ Sat 21 Jun 2014 ~ 10am – 6pm

Where – Kew Green

What – A dog show! Over 100 stalls, Victorian Funfair, craft arquee, beer tent, food, live music and much much more, sounds like the place to be!

How much – free entry

Event contact details:

If you would like to contact the organisers of Kew Fete, please e-mail admin@kewfete.org.

Please note that general stall applications for Kew Fete 2014 will be available from this website February 2014.

Thank you.

For further more detailed information click here

That’s all for now, thank you for reading, all comments and feedback appreciated!

© Justine @ LivinginEastSheen.co.uk

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