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|St Faith's Pirate Fair, November 2008|
Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no it isn't! It's St Faith's Pirate Fair!!
Folks who had heard that St. Faith’s are to put on a pantomime might have been forgiven for thinking that the event was taking place on Saturday 11th November as the church seemed to be filled with all sorts of disreputable characters. Was this the set for the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, with so many folk dressed in similar costumes?
In fact it was our themed Christmas Fair, but having run out of Christmas related ideas we decided to have a Pirate Fair instead. The church was transformed into a Pirate Galleon with sails hanging from the pillars and many of the stall holders were hardly recognisable, they had been so enthusiastic with their outfits, some even had colourful birds on their shoulders (actually stuffed or blow up parrots.)
“Yo Ho Me Hearties” rang out throughout the day where some rather exuberant male members of the choir were running a very noisy game. Customers were subjected to friendly threats along the lines of “Please buy something off my stall or you might have to walk the plank!” and there were plenty of treasure chests and gold bullion (chocolate coins ) driftwood and other nautical items to be seen decorating the stalls.
As usual there was lots to entertain people, well stocked stalls with good value items, and, as always, reasonably priced lunches served in the side rooms. It’s no wonder that people from quite far distances travel to attend our Fairs and we always have a good time of fun and fellowship with all who come.
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