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Midsummer Fayre

The ever popular Brockley Society Midsummer Fayre takes place this Saturday at Hilly Fields.

It starts at midday and finishes at 5pm….but early volunteers are welcome.

Last arrangements:  Volunteers, Cakes and Competitions!

1. VOLUNTEER: Can you volunteer for a slot on any of the following? Email what time and how long you can do to:  chair@brockleysociety.org.uk— or just turn up at the BrocSoc tent !

8am-12 noon
Setting up: We particularly need help here: layout of field, arena, bunting, flags, signs . . .  assembling the three 3x6m gazebos!

Car marshalling: Checking receipts, directing stallholders into position, arranging car park — teamwork . . .

12 noon-4.30pm
Tea stall —  help serve tea and cakes
BBQ — take orders and payments
Prize draw — ticket sales
Litter picking — need to keep this going all day
General help — on programme distribution, information stall, Animal Farm, trouble-shooting

Clear-up: clear the litter, break down the gazebos,  pack everything up . . .
2. CAKES – Please bake cakes for our ever-popular Tea and Cake stall! Bring them on the day.
3. COMPETITIONS: Bring your entries (Under 12’s and 12 & over) on the day.

I’m  afraid the flyer won’t insert…not sure what is going on there.


  1. ididnt says:

    Slightly off-topic, but why can Lewisham Council not invest a small amount into tidying up the entrance to Hilly-Fields, with some more attractive signage etc? The current signs in Lewisham’s blue and green colours are incredibly tattered and ugly.

    It seems as though the Fields are becoming more and more of a local attraction and a small improv,ment like this would make a big difference I think.

  2. Chair says:

    Apologies for not spotting your comment sooner. Currently Lewisham Council have no funds, but the Friends are looking for grants to improve the signage. I think it was flagged up on the Green Flag comments…not to the extent that it stopped us getting a green flag though. There was an offer of notice boards sometime ago, but we have a long term vision for the park that entails having a bespoke range of furniture. As we have had lots bespoke metal work, we are looking at ideas to pick up this aesthetic. This would be used in the seating, bins and signs and over time we would want to replace nearly all the existing park furniture. Obviously grants are lots of work and this is a long term vision…but I do have a draft HLF application form open on my computer now.

  3. Linda Smith says:

    May I please ask if there is to be a 2013 Midsummer Fair and whether there will be tables/stalls available to hire. My family and I raise funds to support a leukaemia charity.

  4. Chair says:

    Yes, the summer fair will be on Saturday 23 June 2012, 12 noon-5pm.
    It is organised by the Brockley Society, they are redoing their website, but you can email them directly on
    fayre@brockleysociety.org.uk (for fayre related correspondence)

  5. Linda Smith says:

    Many thanks for the Brockley Society e-mail address. By the way, the date you gave for the Fair is last year’s date.

  6. Chair says:

    Yes, I spotted the correct date, must check where I’ve posted it. It’s always a Saturday…well so far.

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