High street traders prepare for Highgate’s Fair in the Square

Retailers in Highgate are gearing up for this year’s Fair in the Square - which will see the high street transformed into a sea of balloons and bunting.

On June 15, Pond Square will host the summer fair with an eclectic mix of stalls, live music and dance performances and an array of culinary delights.

High street retailers are getting involved and preparing to decorate their shops fronts for the occasion.

Owner of the former Spiers and Wells bookshop, Helen Rapley, is taking it one step further and planning another creative window display which will feature some of the highlights of this year’s fair.

A number of local traders have also booked stalls to support the event, including WCD, Oxfam Books, Notsobig, Taylor Gibbs, Limone, Highgate Pantry and High Tea.

Among the highlights this year will be a troupe of Leominster Morris dancers who will travel 400 miles to perform outside The Bull pub and a live sheep shearing demonstration.

Head of the Fair in the Square’s oragnising group, Veronica Day, said: “The Fair is a truly local affair, it brings together so many Highgate societies and organisations and it is unique opportunity to enjoy everything which is so special in our community.

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“But it only takes place on one afternoon a year and we urge residents to support our local high street which is so integral to our lives.”