New covers for Rose Fair stallholders

left Simon Johnson from Wisbech Round table presenting new stall covers to right Colin Ess (Rose Fair Stalls co-ordinator)
left Simon Johnson from Wisbech Round table presenting new stall covers to right Colin Ess (Rose Fair Stalls co-ordinator)
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The stalls at this year’s Wisbech Rose Fair festival will be fitting for the 50th anniversary - thanks to a donation of almost £600 from the town’s Round Table.

To mark 50 years of this magnificent event, the Round Table have paid for 24 new covers for the stalls, which were looking shabby and outdated.

Colin Ess, Rose Fair stalls co-ordinator, explained last year’s weather had taken its toll on the canopies and they needed replacing.

The presentation reflects the close partnership that exists between the Rose Fair committee and the Round Table in staging the annual festival.

The Round Table organises the Saturday parade through the town while the Rose Fair Committee is responsible for organising all other aspects of the festival, which sees St Peter’s Church decked with flowers.

Stallholders set up in St Peter’s Church Gardens from the Wednesday of the festival, which this year is from July 3.

Mr Ess explained there are a few stalls left for charities or organisations wanting to be part of the event. Prices are from £40 for a day to £130 for four days. Anyone interested should contact Mr Ess on 07850 852222 or email: colin.ess@sky.com

Simon Johnson, Round Table chairman, officially made the presentation to Mr Ess and said the new covers are more fitting for the celebration of 50 years of the festival.

The theme for this year’s parade on July 6 is Wonders of the World and the Round Table is looking for floats, bands, dancers, musicians and street acts who would like to be part of the parade. Transport can be provided for the floats.

Forms to enter a float can be collected from the Citizen office at 11 Union Street in Wisbech.

Money raised from the parade is for charity and the flower festival proceeds are for St Peter’s Church.