The Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre 2012

The good, honest Midsummer Fayre is back, but will the miserable weather change in time for this event to break its sorry streak of rain-sodden saturdays? BrocSoc is looking for volunteers for this year's event, so email them if you'd like to get involved.

14 comments:

TheOracle said...

Every time I go to the fayre it is raining.

Why 'mid summer' instead of summer itself?

I must add though that this year's poster is terrific. So well done to its creator.

Anonymous said...

Ever heard I'd Midsummer's day? Longest day of the year? Around this time, which is when fayre is held, this year the 24th June to be exact.
Oh help I sound as annoying as the annoying people on this blog......

TheOracle said...

I think a few minutes less in a day is hardly going to spoil the event as much as the rain might, and often does, on Midsummer's day.

Anonymous said...

How can 21 June be regarded as mid-summer's day when 21 March is regarded as the first day of Spring? This only works if Spring is 2 months long and Summer is 4 months.

Easter Bunny said...

How long is spring then? Is there an absolute measure? Or is it just convention? Yes those dates are the accepted ones in the UK. I suggest you never move to Australia or worse, the equator where "spring" doesn't even exist!

kolp said...

Rain or shine, I'll be there to support my local fayre.

Btw Heidi Alexander MP will be Rushey Green's local fayre tomorrow, choirs, steel pans, cakes. Off Brownhill Road.

Anonymous said...

I hope it doesn't bloody rain. Again. I have a stall and no gazebo-type affair to protect my wares/me.

TheOracle said...

It's a pagan festival unsuitably placed six months before Christmas - Luke 1:26 and 1.36 - when John the Baptist is said to have been born; in other words before Jesus. (He had to be.) The Bible itslef does not say at which time of the year this happened, fortunately.

Might I suggest a bit later in June, on a hot summer's day, that is a few minutes less long than Midsummer perhaps?

NAT said...

With great respect to you religious nuttahs who ultimately overcame Roman Rationality cf. Gibbons. Do you really expect us to stand for a six week spring?

Aricana said...

Just received the Midsummer Fayre guide. Thank you Brockley Society and everyone else. Will be there come rain or shine.

Anonymous said...

Mumble mumble, something about "honest fayre"...is this thing on?

Tamsin said...

Later in the year is no guarantee of good weather - "In July the sun is hot. Is it shining? No, it's not."

Later would also run into the school holiday period when there are signficantly fewer peope around with the exodus of families on their annual holiday.

Anonymous said...

Can't one of the local vegans do a sun dance in the stone circle to ensure fair fayre conditions?

Anonymous said...

SE4, Brockley, London weather text for Sat 23rd June

The weather is going to be light rain shower. The visibility is going to be around 10 km i.e. 6 miles and an atmospheric pressure of 1022 mb. The daytime temperature is going to reach 19 °c and the temperature is going to dip to 11 °c at night. With a precipitation of 0.9 mm and cloud covering 53% of the sky, the humidity will be around 71%.

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