10th Anniversary Victorian Theme Christmas Fayre 2013

The Burnham Lions Club held their 10th anniversary Victorian Themed Christmas Fayre in the High Street, Burnham on the Thursday 5th December.

With the exception of a shower earlier in the day the weather remained dry but chilly, helping to make this one of the best attended Christmas Fayres.

The event started with the Christmas Tree light switch-on at the green in front of Burnham Park Hall, performed by two local school children.

The High Street was closed to vehicles and lined with late opening shops, stalls, food sellers, games, music and kids rides.

The parade, which was the largest so far, had over 160 local school children, scouts and guides with their colourful decorations, 4 live bands and many entertainers, jugglers and a side of Morris dancers. With the Victorian theme, Queen Victoria herself with her entourage joined in, not forgetting Santa Clause and his Sleigh bringing up the rear.

Around 3000 people lined the High Street, while the parade passed.

The evening was capped with free mulled wine and mince pies at Burnham Park Hall and a free concert by Pop Goes the Choir.

The Burnham Lions would like to thank South Bucks District Council, Burnham Parish Council, The Frost Partnership, Michael Shanley Foundation, Eacotts, Burnham Park Hall and Burnham High Street Association for their support. With special thank to Sainsbury's at Taplow for help with fundraising, and Burnham Park Academy and Slough Police Cadets and other volunteers for their help with marshalling the event.

  

Fun Glowstick Stall on the Hight Street

Fun Glowstick Stall on the Hight Street

Musical Organ playing Christmas Tunes

Musical Organ playing Christmas Tunes

Steel Band

Steel Band

Fairground Games

Fairground Games - Hoopla

Burnham Lions Christmas Raffle Stall

Burnham Lions Christmas Raffle Stall

Festive Games - Throw the Ball in the Bucket

Festive Games - Throw the Ball in the Bucket

Ever popular Swing Band

Ever popular Swing Band

BCA Monday Club Tombola

BCA Monday Club Tombola

Illuminated Christmas Tree on the Green

Illuminated Christmas Tree on the Green

Queen Victoria and her enterage before the parade

Queen Victoria and her enterage before the parade

The Band leads the parade

The Band leads the parade from Burnham Park Hall

Unicyclist makes it look wheely easyUnicyclist makes it look wheely easy

Local schools parade their decoration with Burnham Park Academy marshalling

Local schools parade their decoration with Burnham Park Academy marshaling

More colourful banners on parade

More colourful banners on parade

Banners galore

Banners galore

Swinging along in the parade

Swinging along in the parade

Parents and techers join in the fun

Parents and teachers join in the fun

Fabulously decorations brighten the night

Fabulously decorations brighten the chilly night

Burnham Handbell Society  bring their magical atmosphere

Burnham Handbell Society  bring their magical atmosphere

Burnham Concert Band fill the air with their Christmas music

Burnham Concert Band fill the air with their Christmas music

Stiltman and his donkey stand out in the crowdStiltman and his donkey stand out in the crowd

The last of the banners are no less special than the first

The last of the banners are no less special than the first

Illuminated clubs easier to juggle in the darkIlluminated clubs easier to juggle in the dark

Her come Santa lighting the night in his Sleigh

Here come Santa lighting the night in his Sleigh

 

Santa is the one we have all been waiting for Santa is the one we have all been waiting for

 

Woolen hats galore

Woolen hats galore

And the band plays on

And the band plays on

Luke Bielec from Dropmoor School dressed as a chimney sweep

Luke Bielec from Dropmoor School dressed as a chimney sweep. Lukes mother Kristi Bielec from Burnham  said "The parade was a magical, enchanting and fabulous event".

Wonderfully dressed Morris Men

Wonderfully dressed Morris Men

PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY

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