Winter Fayre brings sprinkling of Christmas spirit to Southborough

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On Saturday December 9, Southborough held its Winter Fayre in the Town Square. Over 1,000 people attended throughout the day to join in with the Christmas festivities.  

The Fayre is organised by volunteers from Southborough Street Community, a group that aims to create a buzz around Southborough and High Brooms and promote local businesses. 

There was live entertainment throughout the day, including the fabulous Liam Joseph, The Chartham String Band, The Iron Spring Morris Dancers and the Southborough Singers. 

As well as Santa’s Grotto, there were many food and drink stalls and a packed Civic Centre full of local craftspeople, perfect for present shopping. There was also a festive surprise for the attendees with Frosty Jack and Snowy, two stilted walkers, touring around the Fayre. This surprise was brought by Applause Rural Touring Company with Southborough Street Community.

 The Southborough lights were switched on by Dianne Hill, the Mayor of Southborough, Father Christmas the Southborough Community Pantomime, which will be performing Red Riding Hood in January 2024.

 “The atmosphere was magical! With so many things going on and seeing a full town square, Southborough really is the place to be!” said
Nell Mellerick, one of the organisers.

 “Lots of fun and laughter was had – a huge thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen,” she added. 

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