Drizzly day didn’t stop fun of the Ledsham fair

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Dull weather didn’t stop crowds gathering to enjoy the traditional delights of a country show.

Ledsham Fair returned for its 52nd year last weekend with a funfair, dog show, circus and vintage tractors.

Local writer, Ian Clayton, opened the fair on Saturday.

Other attractions included dance and choir performances and traditional craft and food stalls.

A produce show took place during the day with pizes awarded for the best fruit and vegetables, flowers, foilage and confectionary.

And children could enter their own confectionary and craft competitions.

The Ledsham Flower Festival also took place throughout the weekend, where children from Fairburn Community Primary School showcased their artwork.

This year’s festival theme was poetry.

Audrey Taylor of the fair committee said: “I take my hat off to all the people who turned out and braved the weather.

“We had some lovely stalls and lots of entertaining things to watch.

“Ian Clayton gave a good opening speech and then had a stall of his own selling his latest book.

“Our Vicar drew all the raffle tickets and we had 41 lucky people who won a various assortment of prizes.

“The flower festival in All Saint’s Church also went very well, with lots of people going into the Church to browse and then sit and contemplate on the day.”