GALLERY: Thousands attend as town gets festive for Wisbech Yule Fayre

Wisbech Yule Fayre 2014. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech Yule Fayre 2014. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Stalls sold festive gifts, a brass band played Christmas songs and reindeers turned heads at the Wisbech Yule Fayre yesterday.

Several thousand people attended and there were 86 stalls selling traditional Christmas foods and tipples alongside craftware and decorations.

The Yule Fayre was organised by Fenland District Council together with the town council and community groups.

The large crowds were entertained by performers from Wisbech Grammar School, Leverington Primary School, Clarkson Infant School, Elm Road Primary School, St Peter’s Junior School and Thomas Clarkson Academy.

Businesses got into the spirit, decorating their shop windows for a competition which was judged by Mayor of Wisbech Michael Hill and won by The Salvation Army.


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An FDC spokesman said: “It all went very well. The weather was kind and we were busy all day, with several thousand people attending.

“We had 86 stalls in all. This year, for the first time, they were concentrated in the Market Place in response to concerns raised last year about access for residents who live in the Crescent and from some local businesses asking that their shopfronts be kept clear.

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“All the entertainment proved very popular. We were particularly pleased to welcome young performers from five schools - Wisbech Grammar School, Leverington Primary School, Clarkson Infant School, Elm Road Primary School, St Peter’s Junior School and Thomas Clarkson Academy.

“Special thanks to all the local businesses that entered into the festive spirit by decorating their shop windows – and to Michael Hill, the Mayor of Wisbech, for judging the competition, which was won by the Salvation Army.

“We’re also very grateful to all the volunteers and organisations who participated on the day and those who contributed to the many months of planning beforehand.

“If you would like to contribute to next year’s fayre, please contact our markets and events team.”

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