Brentford’s May Fayre
by Friends of St Pauls Rec

Brentford’s May Fayre, Saturday 4th May 12 – 4 pm

St Paul’s Recreation Ground

Celebrate the Park’s 130th anniversary

This event is in celebration and marking the anniversary of the creation of St Paul’s Recreation Ground 130 years back in 1889. As Brentford is about to undergo huge changes it’s important to acknowledge its past and rich history. As such we’ve tried to reflect that in a small way and to recognise the importance and value that green spaces have provided to communities throughout history.

As you’ll see from the poster below we’ve got a great day planned with something for everyone we hope. We’d love to see a great turn out not only from the Brentford community, but also from your friends and family. So do please spread the word and let’s make this a great and memorable day and hopefully it will become a regular feature on Brentford’s calendar.

The Fayre will offer a cornucopia of pleasures including: Maypole Dancing and Garlands; Olde English Jig dolls; Northfields Morris Dancers; Steam Engine from the London Museum of Water & Steam; Instruments from The Musical Museum; Traditional Fayre games; a May Bonnet competition – winners will be crowned with sashes for the May King & Queen for the year; Bar & BBQ from The Griffin, Tea & Cake tent; Ice Creams; football competitions from the Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust; the St Faith’s Players; Hounslow Community Brass Band; Janet McNamara local historian, Property prices then and now; a Grand Raffle and much, much more!

PLUS the whole event will be hosted by the voice of Brentford FC, the legendary Pete Gilham!

This all takes place at St Paul’s Recreation Ground, Brentford on Saturday May 4 between 12-4pm the day before Brentford’s last home fixture of the season on Sunday May 5. So, what better way than to spend your whole weekend than in the heart of Brentford!

Now, this is clearly a big event so we are looking for willing helpers who can spend an hour or two either helping with the set up or break down of the Fayre, OR those who can man/woman the stands, again for an hour or two. We do want to make this a very special community event and if successful we’ll do it again, so if you can help us to make this a great day do please get in touch.

ALSO, we would like cake donations for the Tea and Cake tent. So c’mon all you budding Berry’s and Hollywood’s get baking! If you can help with your contributions of cake please provide us with an accompanying ingredients list for allergies.

If you can help with the Fayre, or would like to bake and donate your cake creations do please get in touch by emailing Martin at martincase8@gmail.com.


The Brentford May Fayre Raffle

We’re pleased to announce the top three prizes for our Grand Raffle at The Brentford May Fayre which will take place at the Fayre on Saturday May 4 as follows:

First Prize – Donated by Quilliams

Original Wedgewood Vase worth over £400. Wedgwood Bone China Millennium Dawning Vase and Cover, England, 1999, silvered finial, rim handles, and foot, printed design to a white ground with scrolled border over a repeating “2002,” with central verse “The Merry Year Is Born Like The Bright Berry From The Naked Thorn,” the reverse in Latin, the interior with “Day’s Sweetest Moments Are At Dawn,” and Latin, number 272 in a limited edition of 2,000, printed mark.

Second Prize – Donated by Adagio Aparthotel London

Two Night’s B & B for two in a studio apartment worth approx. £270.

Third Prize – Donated by RedRoutemaster

A Private Celebration Bus tour around London for 20 people with complimentary welcome drink worth £250.

PLUS

The Black Dog – £50 voucher
Majestic – bottle of fizz
teapigs bundle
Ross Poole (Cut & Blow Dry)
The Griffin – Sunday Roast for 4 & Bottle of wine
Tickets for BFC home game next season for a family 2 adults and 2 children
Hen Corner course
BFC signed cushion
The Maker Station – course voucher
Spa de Sal – Voucher for one session for 2 people
Family ticket for Syon House & Gardens

We’ll also be running a Tombola with many more great prizes, so plenty of opportunities for all!

The draw will take place at the Fayre on Saturday May 4, tickets will be on sale on the day £1.00 each


The Brentford May Fayre Bonnet Competition

As part of the Victorian May Fayre celebrations on the 4th May there will be a Spring Bonnet Parade and Competition. The parade and judging will take place at 2pm on the stage. The decoration should reflect the idea of “Spring”, “Easter”, “the Victorian era” or “Brentford”.

Please try and use recycled and/or recyclable materials for the bonnet. The competition is open to under 12s. There will be two classes: 0 to 6 years old and 7 to 12 year olds. There will be prizes for each class. The judges’ decision will be final. Prizes will need to be collected on the day.