Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre 2017
The Fabulous Forties comes to Maldon!
Despite the cold, Maldon Town Centre buzzed with excitement, as the Mayor paraded through the town followed by the Colchester Pipe Band, to switch on the Christmas Lights to open the Christmas Fayre. Once the lights were ablaze, more visitors than ever flocked into the town centre where there were over 60 stalls, selling goods ranging from Christmas trees and wreaths, decorations and crafts, cheese and pies, artisan breads and cakes, chocolates, candles, clocks and wood carving and sweets, as well as a range of stalls supporting local charities. Children queued with excitement to visit Father Christmas in the spectacular Winter Wonderland in the garden at the rear of Brights Path. Revellers enjoyed acts on the two entertainment stages, including excerpts from Dad’s Army from the Maldon Drama Group, the Big Sing and Saint FM. The Hotsie-Totsies entertained the crowds with songs from the period which added to the Forties atmosphere, together with a lively jiving display.
Prizes were awarded to Coe’s for the best dressed large shop window display, and to the Salvation Army Shop and Flower Patch for the best dressed small shop window display. Best Overall Christmas Display was awarded to Brights Path.
In 2018 the Fayre will be on Thursday 29th November. Local traders and entertainers who wish to take part can log their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.