Today’s Fryern Funtasia in Chandler’s Ford was fun, as usual, and it was very well managed. Congratulations! I heard a few children fainted due to heat, but hope they have had some rest and are now feeling better. The organisers deserve our praise – they have put in so much effort to make sure everything ran so smoothly.
It was great to see some interesting businesses there. There were also many fun activities for young children to enjoy as well. Local groups provided useful information. These included Chandler’s Ford Good Neighbours, Diabetes UK, Chandler’s Ford Stroke Support, Chandler’s Ford Community First Responders, Three Rivers Rail Partnership, One Community, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Churches Together in Chandler’s Ford, Scouts, and Guides.
Children and their teachers participated in music and dancing. As usual, Simon Farrenden also led his outstanding Chandler’s Ford Boys’ Brigade Band to provide the audience with cheerful music.
I was there for about 2 hours with friends, and spent some of the time hiding in the shade, near the cafe and plant area. We had sandwiches and fruit prepared by volunteers from the Methodist Church.
It was lovely to see some ponies and beaufitul farm animals.
This year I’m particularly impressed by a small sewing business at the event. Donna Saville from WeSew and her mother were there helping children sew using a Singer sewing machine. This sort of old-fashioned Singer sewing machine is pretty nostalgic. Donna runs sewing classes for children and adults, and her classes are hugely popular.
In the past few weeks, many bicycles had been stolen in Chandler’s Ford and Eastleigh. It’s therefore not surprising to see a “We’re watching you” display by the police at the event.
— Hampshire Specials (@HantsSpecials) May 7, 2018
Here are a few more images from the day:
I hope you all have had a great afternoon as well. If you went to the event this afternoon, please share with us what you saw and your comments.
A great turnout from the band on a very hot day at Fryern Funtasia pic.twitter.com/ASGTKGE2oV
— 1CFBB Brass Band (@CFBBBrassBand) May 7, 2018
Monty makes friends with the miniature horses at the Fryern Funtasia pic.twitter.com/z60xBYYSrg
— David Lamb (@DavidLa82382564) May 7, 2018