On Monday 7th May, Bank Holiday, the village of Mendlesham will be holding its 38th annual Street Fayre. The Fayre will start at 12 noon with a procession of May Princess and Church May Queen accompanied by Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band.
Old Market Street will be closed to traffic and full of stalls selling crafts, bric a brac, plants, jewellery and tickets for the Grand Draw. Throughout the afternoon there will be live music on stage from the ‘The Emmatones’, the Suffolk School of Samba and Dancers; dancing from East Suffolk Morris Men, Clog dancing from the Haughley Hoofers and the Tricky Twister to entertain the children. Visit Wings Elite Birds of Prey; and the Craft Fayre in the Community Hall; a Hog Roast, Bygone farm machinery and the famous Armoury in St. Mary’s Church will be open.This year the Mix in Stowmarket will be bringing their portable skate park for you to try with instruction for children and adults! You will find plenty of refreshments, Hot Dogs, Teas, Sandwiches and Cakes, all provided by village charities. Entry is by programme £3 Adults, Under 16’s free and there is a Free Car Park.
• To book a space in the street contact Angela on 766483. (No food outlets needed) The event is run by Mendlesham Community Council (charity no. 282391) and the money raised each year goes to help support village charities, the school and the community.