1940s Summer Fair – a Dakota over Darfield

What an incredible Summer Fair!

We were delighted that the Mayor opened the Fair for us, he, and the Mayoress, then stayed around for most of the event, meeting and greeting the children and visitors.

We then had the first of 3 wonderful performances from a George Formby tribute act, a Punch and Judy show and a range of stalls, races, dancers and singers throughout the afternoon. The children all loved the balloon modelling and the ‘tank ‘ race was a real favourite.

WE felt it was important to make this a community event and had invited the elderly residents from Thornhill House care home, carers and young adults with learning difficulties and the local museum to be part of our afternoon – they all loved it and are already wondering when next year’s event will be!

The culmination of the afternoon was a flypast by a RAF Dakota – it came in low, slow and loud and made for a very impressive sight as it roared overhead.

Thank you to all the parents who helped plan the Summer Fair, man the stalls, take photographs and to move the furniture to and from the field – your help is massively appreciated.

To read what the Barnsley Chronicle thought of the event, click on the link below:

School gala organisers reach for the sky