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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Strawberry Fayre in central London
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¬†One of the capital's oldest street fairs takes place this Sunday "My Lord of Ely. When I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there. I do beseech you, send for some of them." So spoke the Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, in Shakespeare's play. And strawberries and cream will be in abundance when Fr Kit Cunningham, rector of the 13th century Catholic church of St Etheldreda, once again hosts the annual Strawberry Fayre in Ely Place. Normally a quiet backwater away from the weekday bustle of neighbouring Holborn Circus and Hatton Garden, the street will be transformed into a hive of activity with stalls, sideshows, raffles, live music, street performers, a Tom Jones lookalike and children's entertainment. You can refresh yourself with wine, beer and Pimms, tea, hot dogs and strawberries and cream. There has been a Strawberry Fayre in the area since medieval times. Each year the proceeds go to a different charity. This year they're raising money for the Prostate Cancer Campaign. Entrance is £1. Pensioners and children 50p. The fair is from 12.30-5pm
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