Lavenham’s street fair is ‘best one yet’

Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham. Jo Jo Taylor on her Christmas Craft stall. ANL-140712-232749009
Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham. Jo Jo Taylor on her Christmas Craft stall. ANL-140712-232749009
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A Dickensian-themed street fair got underway in Lavenham on Friday with late night shopping and a Christmas lights switch-on.

The fun continued over the weekend with thousands of people - many in fancy dress - shopping for festive gifts and crafts from among the dozens of stalls on offer, and families enjoying donkey sleigh rides, musical entertainment, a Ferris wheel nicknamed ‘the Lavenham Eye’ and Santa’s grotto.

Lesley Thomson, one of the event’s coordinators, said: “It was really a huge success. We had about 3,000 people so a huge amount in Lavenham, especially on Saturday when it was sunny and beautiful.”

“This certainly is the best one yet,” she added.

Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham ANL-140712-232727009

Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham ANL-140712-232727009

Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham, Caroline Chenery with Macca Pacca the Donkey from Parkgate Farm giving Donkey Rides with help from Stevie Chenery (9), Glynis Wooler and Albie O' Connell (15) ANL-140712-232705009

Dickensian Christmas Fair in Lavenham, Caroline Chenery with Macca Pacca the Donkey from Parkgate Farm giving Donkey Rides with help from Stevie Chenery (9), Glynis Wooler and Albie O' Connell (15) ANL-140712-232705009