Stanmer Country Fayre

Lots of fun at the Fayre

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  • There were three Stanmer Fayres held during August of 1978, 1980 and 1982. It was their huge success that killed them off – the numbers swooping in from Brighton became unmanageable for Stanmer’s small population and the SPS. Charlie Yeates was the inspiration that was enthusiastically taken up. Johnny Gapper and myself had to take several days off work prior to and after the Fayres to handle the nuts and bolts for the weekend. Johnny had to borrow a Parks & Gardens lorry as the task facing us was so huge. Johnny also sat up all night tending his pig roast. Helen Lynham of Stanmer Stores hired as many freezers as she could cram in for ice cream sales with four deliveries over the weekend. My wife Marilyn spent months beforehand finding and cajoling stallholders and entertainers and endless other jobs during and after. Everyone in the Village and SPS pulled out all the stops to make them memorable Fayres.

    By Peter Luckin (02/02/2022)

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