Thousands turn out for Spring Fair homecoming - The Rugby Observer

Thousands turn out for Spring Fair homecoming

Rugby Editorial 9th May, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE Rugby Spring Fair made a triumphant return to its traditional home of Whitehall Recreation Ground on Bank Holiday Monday.

An estimated 8,000 people flocked to the Rec for a day of fairground rides, performances and family fun under blue skies.

Co-organiser Ian Bentlett of Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club said the money raised for charity would likely match the figure raised last year, which was just over £13,500.

“It was great to get back to Whitehall Rec, people seem to like it there,” he told us.

“It’s lovely to see the people of Rugby supporting such an event.”

Mr Bentlett said that money raised would be split between various local charities such as last year’s beneficiaries Hill Street Youth and Community Centre, the Young Carers and the local Alzheimer’s Society.

“It’s that sort of deserving need that we tend to support.” he said.

“We help support the people that help us perform.”

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Jaide’s School of Dance had several slick dance demonstrations in the grand ring. 19.014.007.rug.jm1

To bee or not too bee… Sam Wincott-Thomas thought the Beekeepers’ Association stand was very interesting. 19.014.007.rug.jm3

The girls from the Woodland Singers enjoying the sunshine. 19.014.007.rug.jm12


Brian Cole from Coventry with his immaculate 1933 Riley Ascot. Brian has owned the car for 54 years and he says it still runs “as sweet as a nut”. 19.014.007.rug.jm9


En garde… 19.014.007.rug.jm8




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