The Times newspaper described the Nunney Street Market and Fayre as one of “the village fêtes and fayres to be seen at this summer" and having visited yesterday I can say I wholeheartedly agree!
Now in its 36th year, Nunney fayre with its live music, food and over 120 stalls attracted thousands of visitors.
The theme this year was Classic Motor Sports with a display of vintage and classic cars and an exhibition of trophies, photos and memorabilia. But the Classic cars were just a small part of the overall day and visitors were spoilt for choice.
Morris Men, Chester’s magical show time, live music and stalls selling everything from collectibles, plants, books, jewellery, candles, fashion, toys, food, gadgets and many other interesting and desirable things kept the crowds happy. There were also plenty of things to keep the children entertained including a funfair and bouncy castle.
There were arts and crafts in the village hall and a wonderful selection of sandwiches and cakes in the church. Eating cake and drinking tea sitting in a church pew was quite a novel experience and one I hope to repeat next year.
Nunney is a village on the border of
and Wiltshire, to the East of the Mendip Hills near Frome. Dominated by its 14th century castle (now managed by English Heritage) it’s a village of pretty cottages, small streets, a stream and a beautiful old church. Somerset
The picturesque moated castle was built in the 1370s by Sir John de la Mere, a local knight who was beginning to enjoy royal favour. Extensively modernised in the late 16th century, the castle was held for the King during the Civil War, but quickly fell to Parliamentarian cannon in 1645: not until Christmas Day 1910, however, did the gun-damaged portion of the wall finally collapse.
If you are interested in finding out more about Nunney a visit to the Nunney Village Website is a good place to start.
There are lots of photographs of this years fayre at Terry Fisher Photography
Next year’s fayre will be held on the 4th August (2012) and I urge you to put the date in your diary and visit if you can.