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Tuesday 10th December 2019  

Successful Church Fair in Quorn 1959

Loughborough Monitor - 5th June 1959

The annual May Fair organised by members of St Bartholomew's Church, Quorn, last Saturday again proved to be an enjoyable and successful event. Prior to the official opening the packed village hall heard entertainment by St Bartholomew's day school pupils. Approximately 130 was raised.

The recorder group and chair, under the direction of Mr J Briers with Mrs Manclarke at the piano, gave delightful items which included solos by June Sharpe and John Vickers from the operetta "Princess Chrysanthemum."

Mrs D Cameron of Woodhouse Eaves officially opened the fair after she had been introduced to the company by the vicar, the Rev S A Jackson. Thanks to Mrs Cameron, and also her husband, were voiced by the vicar's warden, Mr J Martin, and the people's warden, Mr H Westley.

The many gaily decorated stalls did a brisk trade, and competition winners were Mrs D Cameron (cake), Mrs C Webster (doll), and Miss Eileen Noon (peas). Stalls were under the supervision of the C.E.M.S (parcels), Y.P.F (sweets and ices), Ladies Sewing Party, Sunday Schools (kitchen, handkerchiefs and bran tub), Mothers' Union (teas), Messrs N Whitlock and J Tatham (bottles), Mesdames Bullock, Keeping and Miss Holloway (cakes), Mr and Mrs Martin (plants), and Mr and Mrs H Westley (1lb stall); competitions were organised by the choir members.

In the evening a variety programme was directed and compared by Mr Jack Field. Delightful items were given by Angela Tatham, Denise Law, Patricia Sharpe, Wendy Gibbons, Valerie and Judith Field, Eileen Noon, John Griffiths, Jeremy Anderson, Paul Satchell, John Setchfield and Michael Kemp. Members of the Recorder Group were June Sharpe, Mary Thompson, Christine Orton, Judith Field, Jeremy Anderson and John Setchfield.

Other entertainers were Mrs Dorothy Mee, Robert Bishop, Terry Stirling and his Trio, Jack Field and Harold Westley.

The Victoria Glee Party, comprised members of the Mothers' Union, with Mrs S Bowler as their conductor and Mrs C Scott as accompanist.

Noelle Tatham who lived on Leicester Rd is shown manning the tombola stall.

Additional notes:
First Photograph - Left to right: Valerie Field, Mrs Herbert, Olive Thompson, Miss Helen Field ('Aunt Nellie' to Jack Field), Phyllis Field.

Second Photograph - The lady giving the bottle is Mrs Tatham, from Tudor House, Chaveney Road, Quorn (her husband was the first mayor of Charnwood), the little girl taking the bottle is June Sharpe (later Hutchinson), the girl in the white blouse immediately behind June is Audrey Jollands, the girl in the middle with the big smile and the flowery dress is Mary Thompson
The girl far centre back (short dark hair) is Ann Wesley, far right (also short dark hair) is Angela Tatum, small child at the very front is Jennifer Tatum

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Please email us at: team2019@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2010-02-08
 Updated on: 2011-02-24
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson. Updated with help from Anthony Cove, Sue Sharpe, Judith Archdale and contributors at the local history exhibition held in the Church in March 2010
 Artefact ID: 731

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