Muppets for the win and not a Scrooge in sight at Royston Christmas Fayre
PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 13:40 14 December 2015
Royston was buzzing on Saturday with the throng of eager punters at the annual Christmas fair.
There were more than 30 stallholders selling gifts, decorations and foods, including a handmade cake stall hosted by The Boar’s Head pub.
The cake sales raised £130 for the pub’s charity of the year – Heathlands Animal Sanctuary – and landlord Matthew Brazier said: “There was a great atmosphere. There were tremendous winds which blew some stalls over but everyone was in really good spirits.”
Royston Community Health handed out free mistletoe for those in the mood to pucker up, and tweeted: “Excellent Royston fair, very windy, the tent blew away several times, chatted to lots of people, great community support.”
The winner of the Royston Means Business shopholders’ window competition was also announced at the fair, which saw Melbourn craft shop No.3 claim first prize for its popular Muppet Christmas Carol display. Shop owner Laura Whitford said: “Most of our Muppets came from the crafters and the very talented Georgina Keating made them all costumes and created the window for us. We’re over the moon to have won.”
Royston Means Business committee members Sharon Windebank and Lisa Thompson said: “There were a lot of retailers who took part in the competition but Laura had made such an effort to make her window stand out above all with the ‘Christmas Movie themed message’ in bringing The Muppet Movie to Royston.
“We had various other windows including The Snowman, Frozen, Toy Soldiers, It’s a Wonderful Life, Pingu to name a few and lots of windows have a Christmas themed window bringing lots of festiveness to the street.”
There was also a Punch and Judy show and plenty of performances from local choirs and bands.