Willian Fair tradition goes from strength to strength as thousands raised for community causes

Willian Fair 2017: Getting stuck in. Picture: Alan Millard

Willian Fair 2017: Getting stuck in. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

The annual Willian Fair is expected to have raised more than £5,500 – money which will be used to support community causes.

Willian Fair 2017: Garden City Samba create a carnival atmosphere. Picture: Alan Millard

Willian Fair 2017: Garden City Samba create a carnival atmosphere. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Sunday’s annual volunteer-run event – which has been going for more than 30 years – was opened by North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard, with a traditional English fair theme.

There were old style amusements, craft stalls from local independent traders, and entertainment from Letchworth Town Band, Garden City Samba, and vintage singer Betty Bluebird.

Willian Fair 2017: Having a go at bowling. Picture: Alan Millard

Willian Fair 2017: Having a go at bowling. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

For kids, there was a small fair to enjoy, complete with a bouncy castle and rides.

The funds raised on the day will go towards the upkeep of All Saints Church and Willian Village Hall.

North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard opened Willian Fair. Picture: Maureen Millard

North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard opened Willian Fair. Picture: Maureen Millard - Credit: Archant


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Chairman Jon Morris Smith said: “Once again we were lucky with the weather and everyone had a great day. It’s so good to see people enjoying what is a very traditional village event and my thanks go out to everyone who was involved in making the fair happen – we really couldn’t do it without our volunteers both in the lead up and on the day.

“It was great to have Alan Millard open the fair and we hope he had a good time.

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“We couldn’t hold the fair without help from our volunteers and local support from the Heritage Foundation, local farmers Rand Brothers and land management firm Maydencroft, who also provided tractors and a display on the day.”

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