Fairs, fair

The WADE (Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly) Christmas Fair was held at their centre which is a few minutes from Wokingham Town. They had a number of stallholders selling a range of Christmassy bits and pieces, as well as their own stall which had some of the best stuff that they had collected from the donations to their shop. At one stall I spoke to a friend who I have not seen for some time who was there selling knitted baby hats and clothes.The Mayor was in attendance, looking resplendent in his chain of office, with his official entourage.After having a good look around we sat down at a table for a while and I had a sausage in a bap with a Pepsi (other brands available) and we had our photograph taken by the Wokingham Times photographer with some other people we had shared the table with.As an attraction the educational department of the Household Cavalry Museum from Windsor were there. They had a selection of uniforms, and other equipment that you could handle. They were very popular with lots of people trying on the full uniform and going for a walk around the stalls. I tried a golden helmet with a metal chin strap and large white horse hair plumage. They also gave me a ceremonial sword to hold. Sadly this was when we discovered that my camera requires new batteries.Before leaving I couldn’t resist a large slice of homemade Victoria sponge which had fresh cream and strawberry jam oozing out of the middle, topped with more cream and half a strawberry.With time to spend before it was time to go home we left WADE and went into Wokingham where there was the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Market upstairs at the town hall. To my surprise, here I met one of my teachers who I have not seen since primary school and another friend who I have not seen for quite some time.Here I bought a very nice pewter pin badge that looks like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland from the Cats Protection League, as well as a supporters badge from the RNLI for my collection.http://wadecentre.org.uk