Faringdon Peace Festival

Letter by Sandra Cooper, Faringdon Peace Group

ImageWe an had excellent afternoon promoting peace on a sunny afternoon around The Clockhouse in Coleshill, Wiltshire. Our delicious home-made savoury dishes were so popular people were forced to turn to the gateaux, drizzle cakes and scones washed down with copious cups of tea, juices and cordials.

Our colourful fête was opened by the Green Party candidate for the Wantage area, Kate Prendergast, who reminded us of our role in keeping the planet safe.

We were then blessed with beautiful music performed by local musicians. There was circle dancing led by a small group, children’s games, clay pot-making, face-painting, and donkey rides, all interspersed with the roaming theatre group leading to a performance by The Bicyclettes.

Our stalls made an impact with vibrant displays – tombola, bottles, books, bric-a-brac, plants.

With visiting stallholders and their crafts and charities there was a great variety of goods to choose from. And all this was supported by an abundance of raffle prizes donated so generously by 18 local traders.

We would like to thank all those who volunteered to help out – and thanks to everyone who attended – you made it all worthwhile.