Oyez, Oyez, Oyez - Midhurst’s fair in the square is open!

Listening to Musical Mayhem PICTURES BY KIRSTIN BOSLEY
Listening to Musical Mayhem PICTURES BY KIRSTIN BOSLEY

Midhurst’s Market Square came alive on Saturday (June 10) when the parish church held its annual summer fair.

It was opened by town crier John Travers – who announced the event in traditional fashion and fine voice shouting the ‘Oyezs’.

Business is brisk at the craft and produce stall

Business is brisk at the craft and produce stall

The many stalls included a raffle stall with prizes of £100 cash, a huge food hamper, a digital radio and beauty products and this year several churchgoers were lucky enough to find themselves with winning tickets in the draw.

The craft stall included cloth stands to hold up Kindles or Ipads when reading in bed, and more traditional foodstuffs like lemon curd, marmalade and chutneys. Plants and cakes sold out pretty quickly as always, and the treasure hunt around the Market Square was enjoyed by the children.

Midhurst Music Mayhem comprising children and teachers from Midhurst Primary School played a set of well known tunes in a half hour set that lent to the occasion and was enjoyed by everyone enjoying Saturday’s sunshine in the Square.

The consensus was that it was a ‘relaxed’ and ‘enjoyable community occasion’ enabling folk to meet and greet friends.

Vicar The Rev Dave Willis with town crier John Travers

Vicar The Rev Dave Willis with town crier John Travers

The event raised over £2,200 for church funds.

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The popular plant stall

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Gordon, winner of one of the raffle hampers

Gordon, winner of one of the raffle hampers

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Raffle ticket sellers on duty in the square

Raffle ticket sellers on duty in the square