On a Spring evening in the late 70's after the Queen’s Jubilee, over a drink at the Turks Head pub, a group of friends had the idea of creating an event on the nearby Moormead recreation ground which would provide a grand party for the local community and at the same time raise money for various charities.
Volunteers came forward to run a coconut shy and children’s games, stallholders were recruited and tents booked to house kegs of beer, tea and home made cakes. The day proved so successful that it became an annual event. More helpers were needed so local schools were invited to participate, and a five-a-side football tournament became a fixture. The list of stallholders grew, and a BBQ and Greek food arrived.
Radio West Middlesex agreed to host music and interviews all afternoon. A friendly fairground operator brought a helter skelter, a stage was ordered on which short plays could be performed and local bands played. The schools gave dance and gymnastics displays. Celebrities and the local Mayor soon joined the list of special guests.
The list of organisations that have benefitted from the Fair over the years is now a long one and we are proud to have been able to support our four local schools and so many local charities.
Running the Fair is a genuine community event and we are indebted to local residents, parents from the schools and many others that have helped us run it so successfully over the years.
Thank you for your help.