Fund Raising/ June Boot, Craft and Produce Fair

The Saturday before the fair was warm and sunny and so when the morning of Sunday 2nd June also dawned sunny seventy-six stall holders were tempted to ply their wares at the June Boot, Craft and Produce Fair.

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The day was not so warm as the Saturday, but nevertheless with no wind to note, the day was ideal for the fair, and a good‑sized crowd ventured to the West Martello fields to search for a possible bargain.  Many were seen later making their way to the overflowing car park with arms full of purchases.
There were stalls selling items commonly expected to be found at a boot fair, clothes, children’s toys, plants, books, crockery, collectables and pictures but there were several items that one would not expect to be seen on a June Sunday morning in Seaford.  The Rotary stall attracted a continuous flow of potential purchasers.
These included a Christmas wreath albeit that December 25th is more than six months away, and a back to school pack – even though the school summer holidays had not yet started.  Other more unusual items seen included a carpet, a car wheel clamp, a mandolin complete with case – it needed some serious tuning, a steam wallpaper stripper and a Victorian vanity set.
The refreshment and ice cream vans were popular with a steady stream of customers.
The fair resulted in our best result for 2019 to date with over £900 raised which will be put to good use for local charitable causes.

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