To the quiet accompaniment of the Wiltshire Wanderer fairground organ, today is the Children’s Fete in Faringdon Road Park. With possibly the highest density of tombola stalls ever assembled in one place, plus a few other stalls, some small fairground rides and other entertainments, the event is tame in comparison with other events targeted at children. A revival from a calmer era… and none the worse for that. From the number of people there, it clearly fulfils a need. Long may it continue.
As an aside, the event has also generated the earliest mention of Christmas amongst Swindon bloggers. It must be winter soon….