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The hugely popular Sunninghill Victorian Street Fayre, took place on Sunday November 18th, in Sunninghill’s Victorian High Street, had something for all interests and ages.

Attractions included dozens of stalls bearing Christmas gifts and street food, Sunninghill-style! Also for the hungry, there was a beer tent hot and food stalls -  Sunday lunch on the go!  For those who enjoy a challenge, there was the £25 prize ‘Spot the Window’ competition.

For children, the fun included Punch & Judy and traditional rides (in St. Michael’s School) playground. Santa’s Grotto is in the Cordes Hall this year and is raising money for charity – including the Ascot Day Centre, so a donation of £4 was requested here. The Day Centre itself was open to visit and for seasonal refreshments.

For those wishing just to meet up with friends and family, the street offered several entertainments -  starting with a march by the St.Andrew’s Pipes and Drums. Street performers from the Instrumentally music school, the Quince Players Am Dram group (with their taster of the forthcoming panto – Hansel & Gretel), the Reading Barberettes (Berkshire’s premier female a capella group) were be further highlights.

The Fayre always has an air of excitement and Christmases past about it. Stall holders and visitors can often be seen in Victorian costume – which also keeps out the cold!

The day was also a great opportunity for the many independent shops in Sunninghill High Street to showcase their wares. The street is rich in interesting shopping opportunities – artwork, homewares, designer clothing, gifts, flowers and much more. Most were open on the day. 

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

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Some community groups, such as the local Cats Protection, theatre groups and Rotary, were also  present and it’s a chance to see if joining any of them appeals to you!

 While the main objective is family fun, the Fayre has raised significant sums of money for charity in the past. Beneficiaries have included the Day Centre, the Hope Trust, Horse Rangers, Sebastian’s Action Trust, Sunningdale Bowling Club and many more. None of it would be possible without the sponsors’ support. This year’s main sponsors are Ascot Racecourse, Chapmans Ironmongers,  Inspirations Gifts,  Shorts Group,  the Sunninghill Trust, Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council, as well as ‘Sponsors’ – British Industrial Truck Association,  Character Cars, Coworth Park Hotel, Dreamcatcher Childcare,  Lynwood Village, Osborne Heath,  Quince Players, The Stock Exchange, T J Gardiner Electrical and Waitrose Sunningdale.

The street fayre regularly attracts over 3000 local residents during the day predominantly families young and old.  The High Street is closed to traffic throughout the event. The Courtyard, Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot SL5 7JF   sunninghill.ascot.parish.council@rbwm.gov.uk   Call: 01344 623480