Ffair Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant
Saturday 26th February 2011
The Fayre was opened by Courtenay Hamilton, the current Miss Wales, at 2pm. Courtenay was brought up in Atlantic College, St Donat’s where her father is a teacher, and went to school in Barry at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg. Apart from looking stunning, the 21 year-old is a singer in the same mould as Katherine Jenkins and travels to London regularly for lessons at the Royal Academy. Having opened the Fayre, Courtenay then adjourned to the back of the hall, where she ran a stall supporting the Joshua Foundation.
The fayre featured many other attractions, including cakes and refreshments, jewellery, ceramics and craft stalls, books, a Fair Trade stand, and many more.
Positive Images Photographic Society (PIPS) and Baruc Art Group were exhibiting paintings and photographs throughout the afternoon, and in addition PIPS demonstrated digital photographic “tricks” for people to work on at home.
Once the fayre was opened, Barry Brass Band played for the entertainment and enjoyment of stallholders and customers alike. This was followed by an action-packed display by Cadoxton Tae Kwon Do club, and the Desert Divas Belly Dance Group completed an action-packed afternoon.
Thanks to all who came and supported your local artists, groups and the Porthceri Centre!
The Christmas Fayre that wasn’t
The St David’s Day Fayre was originally supposed to be the Christmas Fayre, held in December 2010. Unfortunately the severe weather at that time made the hill outside the church treacherous after noon, when the road went into shadow and iced over. So we reluctantly took the decision to cancel the event – which was reborn as the St David’s Day Fayre in 2011. So a few photos of the fayre that nearly was…