Date: 1st August 2015
Event: Trefeglwys Village fair
Contact: Jackie Maginnis
Photos: See below!
Trefeglwys is a rural village in Powys, and every year at the start of August all the residents have a one great big reason to all meet up. The village fete! 800-900 people attend each year to sample the delights of a classic British village fair. Think cake competitions, any kind of vegetable you can think of competitions, great food, livestock, lots of games for the children, and even the local sheep sheering finals!
Jackie's committee colleague Ffion was looking for something that would be a lot of fun and very visual, as they had a prime slot to fill right in the middle of the field, amongst all these other activities. After searching on Google, Ffion sent over and enquiry, and we were on the phone to find out more.
After talking our activity through with the fair organisers, the plan was to have a number of pre-arranged adult matches between groups from around the village for the first half of the booking, with a free turn for all children planned for the second half of the booking. This, we all felt would be the best way of getting the most out of our time there, getting as many involved as we could, while also providing a good spectacle from the onlookers into "the ring!"
I must say it was a lovely drive into Wales with some great views. We got there with plenty of time to spare, and after we had set up it gave us time to have a wonder round the classic village fair attractions. "They don't make 'em like that any more". Well they do! This one! Have a look at our pictures below to get a flavour of the day.
Now I'm not going to pretend the weather was perfect. Far from it! Showers were on and off, but hey the show very much went on as the games went on, competitively fought and the youngsters absolutely loved it afterwards-we couldn't get away! All in all it was a great day, and it was amazing to bring this new activity to such a wonderfully traditional event. See you again next year!