Pictures: Sunshine comes out for Primrose Hill Summer Fair

PUBLISHED: 12:36 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:33 01 July 2015

Children enjoy the fairground rides. Picture: Dieter Perry

Children enjoy the fairground rides. Picture: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Thousands of revellers enjoyed the sunny weather on Saturday as they gathered for the annual Primrose Hill Summer Fair.

Chalcot Square was transformed with colourful – but somewhat dated – London 2012 Olympic bunting as Morris dancers and other entertainments provided fun for all the family.

As a “Party in Primrose Hill” banner greeted guests to the square, the day featured a variety of traditional attractions including stiltwalkers, Punch and Judy and a coconut shy.

Children with ice cream in hand also delighted in fairground rides while a rock choir, the London Youth Folk Ensemble and the Agata Kubiak Trio jazz group, filled the village streets with music.

Meat was donated by celebrity butcher Jack O’Shea’s Primrose Hill shop and stalls sold bric-a-brac and crafts.

The day was officially opened by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Larraine Revah, and was organised by the Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA), raising money to help it continue its work of more than 35 years.

Mick Hudspeth, manager of PHCA, told the Ham&High: “We had a great turnout and the weather was just beautiful.

“We had a lot of volunteers helping out this year, as well as support from local businesses, so we send our thanks to them all.

“The format is pretty much the same as previous years, as it works very well, but we had some great new acts performing too. It’s a good mix of events.

“We’re still counting the money raised for the Community Association but usually we manage around £5,000.

“Recently we’ve been doing quite a bit of fundraising for the Primrose Hill Library, so this will be a good boost for the Association to ensure it can continue running as it has done in the past.”

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