In pictures: Old Windsor's winter fair

In pictures: Old Windsor's winter fair

Francis Batt

In pictures: Old Windsor's winter fair

A village winter fair intended as a 'one off' occasion now looks set to become an annual event.

The first winter fair in Old Windsor was organised by the parish council last year to coincide with the official opening of the new £50,000 Community Hub in St Luke's Road.

But parish council chairman Jane Dawson says that villagers enjoyed it so much they made it clear that 'once was not enough'.

She said: "We made it clear though we needed help if we were going to do it all again."

Villager Sarah Want soon stepped forward and with her team of volunteers and the backing of supporters of the We Love Old Windsor Facebook, she helped the parish council run an equally successful fair on Sunday.

There were stalls, a fire eating street entertainer, Santa, music from the Staines Lammas Brass Band and carolling led by Reverend Mary Barnes.

Jane said: "It was a real community event - an example of the community pulling together to create something it wants."

It looks like the event could now become an annual one - to match the summer carnival that is held every summer.

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