Bank Holiday fair brings a touch of the country to Lloyd Park

The Town and Country Fair was staged in Croydon’s Lloyd Park for the first time over the Bank Holiday weekend, with dog shows, motor bike displays and craft stalls.

Photographer LEE TOWNSEND put together this picture essay

The Stunt Monkeys did their breath-taking motorbike displays throughout both days. Photograph by Lee Townsend

The Stunt Monkeys did their breath-taking motorbike displays throughout both days. Photograph by Lee Townsend

The fair included a number of trade stalls, as well as a menagerie of reptiles, offering kids a chance to get up close to this tortoise. Photograph by Lee Townsend

The fair included a number of trade stalls, as well as a menagerie of reptiles, offering kids a chance to get up close to this tortoise. Photograph by Lee Townsend


Some of the trade stalls gave the event a feel of a country village fete, close to the centre of Croydon. Photograph by Lee Townsend


The fair featured several country craft stalls, which displayed the products and gave demonstrations of how they are made. Photograph by Lee Townsend

The fair featured several country craft stalls, which displayed the products and gave demonstrations of how they are made. Photograph by Lee Townsend


Using discarded rams' horns and deer horn, this craftsman makes a variety of walking

Photo by Lee Townsend

Using discarded rams’ horn and deer horn, this craftsman makes a variety of walking sticks which are much-liked by serious hikers and walkers.

 

 

 

Falconry displays, featuring this peregrine, and other birds of prey, such as Harris hawks and owls, had the crowds in awe. Using discarded rams' horns and deer horn, this craftsman makes a variety of walking

Falconry displays, featuring this peregrine and other birds of prey, such as Harris hawks and owls, had the crowds in awe. And perhaps a little bit wary. Photograph by Lee Townsend


Photograph by Lee Townsend

Photograph by Lee Townsend

A blacksmith showed how a forge works to produce a range of ironworks …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... such as this specially crafted piece of wrought iron. Photograph by Lee Townsend

… such as this specially crafted piece of wrought iron. Photograph by Lee Townsend


Other displays of country crafts included wood carving, in case anyone wants to replace their garden gnomes with a Gandalf wizard. Photograph by Lee Townsend

Other displays of country crafts included wood carving, in case anyone wants to replace their garden gnomes with a Gandalf wizard. Photograph by Lee Townsend


... and archery, with some of the arrows being made on site in another demonstration. Photograph by Lee Townsend

… and archery, with some of the arrows being made on site in another demonstration. Photograph by Lee Townsend


And all rounded off by another display from the motorcycle stunt team. Photograph by Lee Townsend

And all rounded off by another display from the motorcycle stunt team. Photograph by Lee Townsend

The Town and Country Fair is back in the area later this month, at Nonsuch Park in Cheam.

For full details, including early booking ticket discounts, click here


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