An event to remember! St Benedict's Fair was held Saturday 23 July 2005 in Eynsham Market Square, as part of Eynsham Abbey millennium celebrations, and all profits went to Eynsham Library Extension Fund.
The Fair included medieval activities of all kinds, many in period costume: Medieval Crafts & Food - Pig Roast & Ale - Pottery - Calligraphy - Basket Making - Illuminated Manuscripts - Jewellery - Stained Glass - Candle Sticks - Morris Dancing - Soap - Minstrels - Spinning - Jesters - Bee Keeping - Bell Ringing & Hand Bells - Herbs & Plants - Abbey Exhibition - Flower Posies - Children's Activities - Corn Dolls - Paintings - Art Competition.
The Eynsham Abbey Millennium Badge, designed by Dorothy Berry and made by Thomas Fattorini of Birmingham, is still available @ £2 from Evenlode DIY in the High Street. Promotional image above by Sue Chapman shows L-R: Jane Le Galloudec, Trevor Green, Deborah De Kock and baby Isabella. Thanks to Fred Wright for most photos in the slideshow. More images are always welcome: please get in touch.