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Street Fairs at Slaugham (5 of 5)
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Street Fairs at Slaugham (5 of 5)

I do not know when the above Street Fair took place at Slaugham and therefore the year is estimated.
It seems to be a much smaller event than previous years, being concentrated on the piece of The Green next to the village tap outside Post Cottage.
The Large Version shows a close up.
I cannot put a name to any of the faces, so please can anybody supply any names for this picture and any others in this series?

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Picture added on 15 August 2016 at 15:18
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I have now heard from Brian Funnell who has suggested that this event was not one of the annual Street Fairs, but probably a smaller outdoor party with lots of things to eat and drink on the table.
Furthermore he suggests that the date is somewhat earlier to the one I had estimated, and therefore I have changed the year from 1994 to 1990.
I hear that the investigations are ongoing and perhaps more information will be forthcoming.
Added by Barry Ray on 28 August 2016
Do you think it could be a Jubilee Party as a couple of people are wearing Union Jack party hats?
Also if you zoom in you can see a For Sale sign which I think is outside Pauline and John's (Welch) house (Chantry Gardens) opposite The White House.
This may give you a clue about the date as they will know when they bought the house.
Added by Norma Brittain on 29 August 2018
Norma, well spotted! John and Pauline bought Chantry Gardens from Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson in November 1993.
The Queen's Ruby Jubilee was in 1992, and Princes Andrew and Edward married in 1986 and 1999 respectively.
We may have the year now, but the reason for the celebration is still illusive!
It is strange that nobody has been identified, although the man standing with his back to a window of Kent House could be Dick Talman!
Added by Barry Ray on 29 August 2018
Tim has now looked more closely at the photograph and he says the cars look like an old Renault and a 'Del Boy' Reliant Robin.
He also thinks that the man with receding hair near the lady in red could be Arthur Shopland.
Looking at the chairs, hairstyles and fashion (plus the cars) we think it was the Queens's Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Added by Norma Brittain on 30 August 2018
Norma, the year of 1977 would make sense and perhaps explain why only two old-timers have possibly been identified.
The Slaugham 2010 Year Book tells us that Captain Sibson, the owner of Orchard House, sold the building plot to a firm of builders in 1979, and perhaps that accounts for the For Sale sign outside Chantry Gardens. Having completed the development in 1980 the builders sold it to Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson, who were to live there for 13 years.
Brimming with confidence that the event has now been identified I shall move the year back from 1990 to 1977!

Added by Barry Ray on 30 August 2018
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