Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group
Trumpington Christmas Fair,
December 2008
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2009. Updated 24 January 2009
Trumpington's first Christmas Fair
was held on the green outside the
shops in Anstey Way and in the
Village Hall.
Children on one of the fun fair rides
at the Fair. Photo: Howard Slatter,
December 2008.
Canon Chris Savage as St Nicholas and local children, at the Trumpington Christmas Fair, 6 December 2008
The Green featured a children's funfair,
sideshows run by local societies, stalls selling
seasonal produce and gifts, mulled wine and
hot food stalls. The Residents' Association
provided lunches and teas in the Village Hall,
where secondhand books, fairtrade goods and
a variety of handmade crafts were on sale.
There was also an art workshop organised by
Vital Communities, held in the Jubilee Room.
There was a procession from the Village Hall,
in which the Fawcett School choir escorted the
Mayor of Cambridge and St Nicholas to
Anstey Way. There were performances of
Christmas music, Irish dancing, and an address
from St Nicholas and carol singing before the
Mayor declared the Fair formally open. All
children were given a special token entitling
them to a free ride on the funfair, an ice cream
or other Christmas Fair treat. After tea in the
Village Hall, with Christmas music from a local
wind ensemble, the Mayor and St Nicholas
returned to Anstey Way to switch on the
Christmas lights, funded with donations from
the City Council and local shopkeepers.

The Fair was organised by Philippa Slatter.
Photographs of Fair
Front cover of brochure, Trumpington Christmas fair, 6 December 2008
Front cover of brochure for
Trumpington Christmas Fair,
December 2008
Canon Chris Savage and local
children at the Fair. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, December 2008.