Gone were the tee shirts and shorts worn for the earlier September fair to be replaced by thick coats, scarves, hats and gloves. The weather was however dry, and a good crowd was soon attracted to the 60 stalls set up on Martello Fields.
The wind was however a problem for some stallholders as their goods were being blown off their display tables. Indeed at the end of the fair, a black bag full of smaller plastic bags was blown about resulting in a large number of the smaller bags being blown all over the field and much scurrying by some of the Rotary marshals to recover the escaping bags.
Being the expected last fair of the year several of the stallholders displayed Christmas wares with one stall selling festive articles only. Other stalls however were selling a varied assortment of wares including carpets, a disabled child’s wheelchair, an electric fire, a gateleg table, a union jack onesie, whisky barrel planters, a pushchair and a child’s high leg seat.
The restrictions imposed for the two previous fairs this year were still in place, and so members of the public were seen queueing at the entrance to the field when the limit of 150 people was reached, and were only allowed into the field when others left after following the one way system around the stalls. Both stallholders and members of the public were required to wear face coverings.
more SEAFORD ROTARY would like to express its immense gratitude to those members of the Seaford community who attended the Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs in 2021, stallholders and the public, all contributed to making the fairs this year a great success.
more The sky on the morning of 19th September was grey and laden with rain bearing clouds
more IT IS A well-known fact that the number of stallholders at a Boot Fair is inversely proportional to the number and darkness of clouds in the sky.
more THE SKY was not laden with moisture-bearing clouds, and so on the first of the month it was possible to hold the first of two Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs in August unlike the July fair which was cancelled due to the forecast of inclement weather.
more A chill spring morning with blue skies greeted the early risers who made their way to the first Seaford Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fair of 2021.
more A BRIGHT yet chill morning greeted the hopeful vendors arriving at the West Martello Field for the second Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fair of 2021.
more The morning of Sunday 6th June dawned cloudy but dry. Before long, the Martello Field was invaded by stallholders to set up and sell their wares.
more An additional fair was arranged for 11th October, and although there was a north wind which kept the temperature cool for the early starters, the sky was blue, the wind light and soon a continuous flow of people arrived to investigate possible bargains.
more An early morning rain shower did not deter the eager stallholders who arrived to set up at the second Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fair on the Martello Fields on 6th September.
more The Sunday morning dawned with a warm blue sky accompanied by the occasional white cloud and a gentle breeze, ideal weather for the return of the Seaford Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fair after a long absence.
more 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.
more A clear blue sky, and although the north wind was chilly, 58 stallholders were attracted to the May Boot, Craft and Produce Fair on West Martello Field.
more There were 55 stalls, down on the 79 stalls last year. Last year was, however, exceptional, in no other year have there been 55 stalls in April.
back Seaford Rotary is glad to be able to announce that Rotary Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs will take place on the West Martello Field on the following dates in 2022, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, and 2nd October.