Fantastic Thaxted fayre brings crowds out for bank holiday fun

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Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

There was an enthusiastic bank holiday turn out for Thaxted Fayre on May 6, the event including a bargain sale of Moorcroft pottery and dances by Thaxted Morris Men.

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

The Morris men and women invited people in the crowd to join in for some of the dancing.

Thaxted Morris is believed to be the oldest revival side in the country. One of their first public performances was for the local celebrations of the coronation of King George V. There has been dancing in the town since the 1920s and except for the war years, every year since.

Pottery pieces were discounted, some from around £1,000 to £400. Moorcroft has links to the village, some of the plates had "Thaxted" written on them.

A brand new vase has been called The Horn Dance, which has been danced by Thaxted Morris for 61 years.

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant


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There were also refreshments on sale, a raffle and tombola.

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Jam today and tomorrow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Archant

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