Village fair set to revive past

A FAIR that turns back the clocks will aim to provide entertainment for all ages for its fifth anniversary. The Sunninghill Victorian Street Fayre will hit Sunninghill High Street next month, filling the road with miniature electric jeeps, street magic and a Santa’s grotto for children.

Adults can visit a record number of 50 stalls, while being entertained by performances by the Quince Players, Chavey Down Swing Band, St Andrew’s Pipes and Drums Band and Ascot’s music school, Instrumentally. Food outlets will also be provided, with Chinese, Italian, Indian and a barbecue all on the menu.

In its fifth year, the fair will aim to donate to more charities than ever, with Sebastian’s Action Trust, the Ascot Day Centre and a host of smaller local charities all being beneficiaries.

Duncan Rayner, a member of the fair’s committee, said: “It is a fantastic family event so we’re really hoping we get a great turn-out.

“I’m hoping the weather comes good too, just like it has done in previous years. We hope both locals and people further afield come out in numbers.

“What would be really nice is if people went away thinking they wanted to come back next year, while telling their friends what a good time they had.”

Since 2009, the event has raised about £40,000 for various charities, and the committee hopes it can beat last year’s sum of £12,000.

There will be a park and ride service operating on the day, running from Ascot Car Park Three in Ascot High Street to the post office in Sunninghill High Street from 12pm-5pm. The fair will be on Sunday, November 17, from 12pm-4pm, with the High Street being closed to traffic from 9am-6pm.

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