Our Union flags went up, we had glorious weather and well over 1,000 people attending.The entertainment was better than ever, there was a magician (courtesy of Smiles Dental), face painters, oodles of games and activities, but undoubtedly the star of the show was 'Rod Stewart' who, rumour had it, turned down an invitation from the 02 to be with us on the day. We also had the Star Wars Storm Troopers, including Darth Vadar.
All the shops put on fantastic activities for all the families and we in the Retailers' Association unveiled our 'Think Local. Shop Local' campaign.There was food and refreshments galore, including Pimms and cocktails provided by the local pubs and fantastic Italian ice cream and cakes from the cafes. The Brownies provided a tombola, local schools painted the hand made bunting while residents from Linwood Care Home made the beautiful red, white and blue paper flowers decorating the streets.
There was singing from TD Infant School Choir, dancing from local Starlight Academy of Dance and an amazing display of Zumba fitness from Adrienne & Co. Kingston Aviation gave an amazing display of 100 years of locally designed aircraft and, once again, we had some fantastic competitions – including TD's Hottest Dogs. Thanks to everyone who helped and to all those who joined in the fun on the day – it was certainly a Fair to remember!
- Tricia Bland, Chairman, TDHSRA