Fun for all at fayre

By Laura Payne 25/04 Updated: 25/04 15:23

Buy photos » Colonel John Pickering (His reiment of Foote) at Solihull fayre. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR6

A FAYRE was held in the parish of St Alphege at the weekend.

Stalls selling a variety of gifts and goodies were set up on the High Street on Saturday (April 21) for a fayre which marked the feast day of St. Alphege, the former monk who became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1006.

He was canonised after being murdered by his Viking captors for refusing to pay his own ransom at the expense of his poor tenants.

During the day a group staged a re-enactment of the martyrdom of St Alphege while there were further events in and around the church.

And special services were held at the church on Sunday (April 22) to mark the occasion.

Buy photos»St Alphege Church, Solihull. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR7

Buy photos»Kate Hoskins and her stall at Solihull fayre, Instant Charms. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR4

Buy photos»Jan Bowman with her book This is Birmingham at Solihull Fayre. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR1

Buy photos»Andy Page, from silverliningphotography.co.uk at Solihull Fayre. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR2

Buy photos»Mayor of Solihull, Irene Chamberlain with her daughter in law Jayne Chamberlain, Audry Hall (Teatowel designer) and Barrie Hall (Teatowel design contributor). Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR5

Buy photos»Julie Williams, from jayceecrafts.co.uk at Solihull Fayre. Picture by Nick Hands 1712006NHR3

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