TADLEY TREACLE FAIR

Falconry Display at the 2016 Tadley Treacle FairThe Tadley Treacle Fayre (Fair) is described in the ‘’Around Tadley fact & fable’’ book published in the year 2000 as ‘’the annual Summer fair organised by Loddon Valley Lions which during the late 1980’s and 1990’s was the main Summer event in Tadley drawing large crowds.’’ It continues to do so today and allows Loddon Valley Lions the opportunity to raise many thousands of pounds to support their humanitarian activities in the local community and, the wider world.

The 2016 Loddon Valley Lions Tadley Treacle Fair turned out to be a good day all round with an almost record attendance at the fair and beautiful blue skies. People commented that it was one of the best they had attended with plenty of variety for the whole of the family. Others who had come from further afield commented that it was their first experience of the event but they will definiitely return next year, weather permitting. Next year's event will be held on Sunday 4 June 2017, so book the date in your diary now. To see more pictures of our 2016 event, see our facebook page, by clicking the logo at the top right of this page.

After the procession from Burnham Copse School had entered the site, the event was formally opened by The Worshipful The Mayor of The Borough of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Jane Frankum. We were also pleased to welcome NW Hampshire MP, Kit Malthouse. The crowds were then kept entertained by displays in the main arena from The Reading Scottish Pipe Band, Eagle Heights Birds of Prey and Dance Phaze. In addition, there were many other attractions, including Whittle's Fairground Ammusements and Food Court, Coconut Shy, Climbing Wall, Tombola, Walk on Water Balls, ferrets, the Balloon Race operated by Mendem Motors and not forgetting the Loddon Valley Lions Tea Tent (entertained by the Hannington Silver Band) and the Bar Tent operated by Calleva Football Club.The Lions Information Stand (Click on highlighted items for more information).

Also, there was the Craft Marquee, Trade Stands and numerous fundraising stalls from local charitable organisations and others seeking to promote an awareness of their activities.

As always, Loddon Valley Lions wish to thank all those who sponsored the event this year, financially or in kind, and all those people who helped in any way to make the event the undoubted success that it was. As a result of these efforts, Loddon Valley Lions have raised around £12,500 to support their humanitarian activities. This, in addition to the funds raised by the other local charitable organisations attending.

Another fine example of "ordinary people" achieving "amazing things".

 

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