Newton Abbot Town Council News
Newton Abbot Autumn Fayre 2019
A successful day all round for the 2019 Autumn Fayre. The weather was fantastic and the town was full all day long. The day started with a parade of the homemade pasties, which included the Mayor of Newton Abbot Richard Jenks and Mayoress Karen, Town Councillors, the Vice Chair of Teignbridge District Council, Town and Borough criers and Members of the Court Leet. The cart itself was pushed by the onion sellers and the onion man. The parade started off at Newton Abbot Town Hall at 10.30 am and went through Queen Street and Courtenay Street.
The two large pasties and accompanying mini pasties were very kindly baked and donated by ‘Homebake’ who are located in the Indoor Market. Once in town the pasties were donated to members of public. Money raised from this went to the Mayors charities of the year which are ‘4 Dementia Carers’ and ‘Homestart’
Best presented indoor and outdoor markets stalls were judged and the winners were as follows:
Indoor Market – Jim Ashford of Ashfords Fruit & Veg (prize of 5 tapas at the Olive Restaurant)
Outdoor Market – Rosalind Osborne of Florigami (prize of a Toby Carvery voucher)
The Cheese Curling Competition was situated in Market Walk and was extremely popular throughout the day. First place of the adult category went to Tim Pease and first place for the child category went to Daniel. A presentation will be organised for the winners to collect their prizes.
For the second year running the ‘Newtonian Bake-off’ took place. Members of the public and café & restaurant owners were invited to bring along their homemade traditional pasty for a chance to be judged. The winner of the competition was the Town Crier & his Escort Nigel Kenneison & Leonard Hightower.
Other entertainment in the town included a local painter Paul Freestone who was displaying his excellent watercolours and there was also opportunity to learn directly from him. Free balloon modelling and face painting and various children’s activities from the Newton’s Place stall. This was available throughout the day and there was also live music outside The Globe Austin’s by ‘Cahoots’ and performances from ‘Shuffle the Deck’ Appalachian clog dancers. Not to mention to fantastic live music from Gary Ocean throughout the day.
Newton Abbot Town Councils Events Co-ordinators Natalie Hicks and Kelly Burridge said “A successful day all round, the weather was kind and the town was bursting. Thank you to everyone who took part in the procession and to those who helped out on the day and made it such a great success.”
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