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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. Faiths 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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