June events: Bisley Strawberry Fayre on Sunday 25th June 2017

Simple fellow that I am, I enjoy the human fruit machine at the Bisley Strawberry Fayre. Also, I know we’ll meet many people we know, which means a good old chinwag.

On Sunday 25 Jun 2017 it’s Bisley Strawberry Fayre, a traditional country fayre on Bisley Village Green. The regular attractions are the Almac Bisley Brass Band, and Chobham St Lawrence Morris, though more importantly are the strawberries and cream, plus the PIMMS tent, and not forgetting the hog roast for more substantial fare.

Entrance by lucky programme, adults £1, children free, from 13.30 pm to 17.0 pm at Bisley Village Green adjacent to the A322 [GU24 9EG] 

The sun comes out for Bisley’s Strawberry Fayre

The same successful elements made this afternoon’s Bisley Strawberry Fayre as enjoyable as in previous years. While the early rain at the start of the Fayre kept numbers down a touch, there were more stalls than in previous years.

Soldiers from Alexander Barracks at Pirbright were collecting for the ABF charity, while also helping with the organising of the Fayre. They’ll also be at the Royal Logistic Corps Open Day at Deepcut on July 5th. We’re looking forward to bumping into these soldiers again. Top men all.

Meanwhile there were star performances by the Chobham St Lawrence Morris Men, who have some new members from the last time I saw them, with a larger group of musical accompanists, and some extra Morris dancers.  The other star turn was from the young dancers of the Leanne Edwards School, exhibiting the fitness, flexibility and fun you expect from the young. Gosh, there was much more to enjoy with skittles, coconut shy, human fruit machine, tombola, raffle, Almac Bisley Brass Band, tractor ride …. and so on.

Staying to the end of the Fayre meant seeing presentations to Rev Richard Abbott as Bisley Citizen of the Year, Chloe Boyd as Young Citizen of the Year, and The Hen & Chickens pub as Bisley Business of the Year.