A successful day all round for the 2016 Autumn Fayre despite the inclement weather throughout the day. The day started with a parade of the homemade pasties, kindly baked and donated by ‘Homebake’ who are located in the Indoor Market, which included the Mayor of Newton Abbot Liz Roberts and Deputy Mayor Ann Jones, Local MP Anne Marie Morris, local Town crier and escort and Members of the Court Leet. The cart itself was pushed by the onion sellers and the onion man. The parade started off at Newton Abbot Town Hall at 10.30 am and went through Queen Street, Courtenay Street, Bank Street, Market Square and Walk and in Courtenay Street.
The two large pasties and accompanying mini pasties were very kindly baked and donated by ‘Homebake’ who are located in the Indoor Market. Once in town the pasties were donated to members of public. Money raised from this went to the Mayors charities of the year which are the Memory Café and Newton Abbot Community Transport.
Best presented indoor and outdoor markets stalls were judged and the winners were as follows:
- Indoor Market – Cally’s Accessories (prize of 5 tapas at the Olive Restaurant)
- Outdoor Market – Craft for You by Erica Audu (prize of a Toby Carvery voucher)
The Cheese Curling Competition was situated in Market Walk and was extremely popular throughout the day. First place of the adult category went to Aaron Williams and first place for the child category went to Jess Jones. A presentation will be organised for the winners to collect their prizes.
A new competition this year was organised ‘Newton Abbot Bake Off’, members of the public and café & restaurant owners were invited to bring along their savoury scone for a chance to be judged. A total of 16 entries were received and the judges had a very hard job of crowning the winner, who in the end was Sam Scott.
Other entertainment in the town included a local painter Paul Freestone, free face painting & balloon modelling and children’s activities put on by Humpty Dumpty Nursery. There was also live music outside The Globe Austin’s by ‘Cahoots’ plus children’s rides were brought into town from Anderton and Rowlands Funfair.
St Leonard’s Clock Tower was also open throughout the day for Tower tours.
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