A family affair

Three generations enjoy a day at the Fair. Left to right: Delia Redding, Theresa Pullin, and Pat Rooney whose grand-daughter is in front with the fetching eye make-up.
Three generations enjoy a day at the Fair. Left to right: Delia Redding, Theresa Pullin, and Pat Rooney whose grand-daughter is in front with the fetching eye make-up.

Thousands flock to Jericho Street Fair

Posted - June 10, 2018

Jericho’s annual Street Fair on June 9 drew thousands of people to Canal Street. From the Bookbinders music stage at one end, to children’s fairground swings at the other, the 31st Annual Jericho Street Fair offered a great day out for all the family. More than 40 stalls offered all manner of food—Tibetan, or Caribbean or Ethiopian, and much more—complemented with sausage and chips (and Tracey’s amazing cakes) in the Community Cafe, and and of course crêpes at the pub. All-day music on the Bookbinders stage was accompanied by great performances by Mick Clack and friends under the Community Centre gazebo, as well as the wonderful Jericho Singers who ended fittingly with ‘Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho’.

A very popular innovation this year was the children’s art activity run by Chuey Manda-Liu of Art Studio Jericho with Steve Empson. This involved much creative clay work, and a temporary clay mural on the wall of St Barnabas Church. A plain colour—Thomas Combe would have approved. Added to this, local artist Dympna Irwin spread out some huge carboard boxes originating from Walton Street Cycles, with a collection of crayons, that the children also jumped on with great glee.

The raffle was drawn with official elan by Lord Mayor Colin Cook. Many thanks to the generous local busineses who offered prizes: Branca, Daisies, Eagle Vintage, Jamal Saffron, Jericho Cafe, Jude the Obscure, Mamma Mia, Manos, Phoenix Picturehouse, Walton Street Cycles, and Zheng Restaurant

The Street Fair relies on many volunteers. Left to right: Beatrice Lucas, Joëlle Mann, Margaret Adams and Ro Strawson

Chuey Uniz-Liu and friends work on a (sadly) temporary mural for the church.

As always, the Jericho Singers bring the house down with 'Joshua fit the battle of Jericho'

Left to right: heroic Street Fair organizer, Charlotte Christie, Lord Mayor Colin Cook, JCA membership secretary Hannah Hirst-Dunton, and lucky raffle prize winner James Parkhurst

Local residents try their hands, and feet, with the Morris dancers

The four excellent acts on the Community Centre stage -- organized by Mick Clack

Fortunately Walton Street Cycles, sells lots of bikes. Used packing cases serve as a canvas for creative talent.

Grrhh! Father and son face off as sumo wrestlers

Right to left: City Councillors (and Canal Street residents) Alex Hollingsworth and Susan Brown check out some vintage vinyl

Model parenting -- father and daughter get creative with clay

Swing time in Canal Street, enjoying the fairground attractions

Has the long-running Jericho Wharf saga become an Aunt Sally? Temporarily at least, as Father James demonstrates

An opportunity to sample the products of Jericho start-up Linden Artisan Chocolates


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