Category Archives: Fair on the Yare

The Fair on the Yare Committee is a separate entity to the Village Hall and church, and its sole purpose is to organise and deliver the annual event each summer.

Membership of the Committee changes from time to time and is presently as follows:
Chair – Carolyn Moar, Secretary – Pat Clare, Members – Sarah Carter, David Moar, John and Marion Heathcote, Eileen Dunsdon, Fiona Cantrill and Jackie Kennedy. Mike Balmer provides Treasurer services but is not a member of the Committee.

Photos from recent events can be found on the Village’s flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/78542021@N04/albums.

Fair on the Yare – How much did we raise?

There are still some small transactions to factor in but we can confirm that – as anyone passing Claxton Manor can see (below) – we have raised in excess of £5,500 for our charities this year.  Everyone directly involved in … Continue reading

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Fair on the Yare 2017 – another great day

The 2017 Fair on 4 June was blessed with pretty near perfect weather.  Plenty of sun and a slight breeze with occasional clouds – a change from 2015 and 2016 which were if anything too hot.  The rain stayed off … Continue reading

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Fair on the Yare 2017 – A Big Thank You

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Big C – Norfolk’s Cancer Charity

The Big C have sent the attached letter and certificate for the £1,533 raised at this year’s Fair on the Yare.  Of this, £48 was raised by direct donations on the day with the remaining £1,485 coming from the proceeds … Continue reading

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East Anglian Air Ambulance

The EAAA have acknowledged below the donation of £1,485 made from this year’s Fair.

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Fair on the Yare 2016 – financial update

One month on and the financial picture is much clearer.  The 2016 event brought in a surplus of £4,212.41 for disbursement to the 4 chosen charities.  The Management Committee decided to use some of its reserves to bring that figure … Continue reading

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Fair on the Yare 2016 – another spectacular day

It is hard to believe that months of planning and hard work are over in just 4 hours.  Indications are that we once more had over 1,000 people through the gate (1,046 to be exact) and everyone seemed to have … Continue reading

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Fair on the Yare update

This year the most successful Fair in memory netted a surplus of £4,448.74 for disbursement to the selected charities.  The Big C and the East Anglia Air Ambulance both received £1,500, St Andrew’s Church received £1,000 and the Village Hall … Continue reading

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Fair on the Yare 2015

It is still too early to have firm figures but it is already clear that this year’s Fair has been the most popular we’ve had.  Certainly 775 adults and 268 children thought so.  1,043 paying visitors breaks all previous records.  … Continue reading

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History of the Fair on the Yare

The fair at Claxton has been revived in recent years but its history goes back to the 1340s when William de Kerdiston was lord of the Manor of Claxton. He was granted the right to hold a weekly market each … Continue reading

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