I heard Andrew Newman on the All Saints’ Church book stall at the Lightwater Fayre in the Square; say that the Revd Derek Browning had said the church’s book stall was the most exciting thing at the Fayre in the Square – obviously humourously.
It’s true that the book stall attracted a healthy audience. I didn’t buy anything having only recently given them a large number of books. I resisted buying yet another book on steam engines, although I did when we visited the National Trust’s Hughenden Manor last week. Our coffee table doesn’t have the art, architecture, or design books you see in upmarket magazines; it has books on Heritage Railways, Great Railway Photographs, and The Railways of Britain – oh, and Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner awaiting return to Camberley Library – yes, you can see I like books.
The organisers of the fayre – the Lightwater Business Association – were kitted out in their new LBA Crew shirts, a good innovation. New to the Fayre, and much enjoyed by stallholders and visitors was The Jazz singer. Pleased to report that the Mayor of Surrey Heath – Cllr Valerie White opened the Fayre and stayed to enjoy the festivities. Here’s my brief photo montage of the fayre,