Fun feast at Strawberry Fair fiesta
A TASTY tradition going back nearly a century has been kept alive at Tamerton Foliot.
The Strawberry Fair evolved from the Strawberry Feasts in the 1920s, held to celebrate the end of the soft fruit harvest.
As workers tucked in, the strawberries would be loaded onto trains at the village rail station for consumption in London.
The Strawberry Fair, traditionally staged in the third week of June, used to be held in Tamerton Foliot's Methodist church.
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When that was sold and converted into a private home, the village's carnival committee took on the organisation of the event.
Committee chairman Peter Kilpatrick said this year's fair, held in St Mary's Church hall, was a big success, with dozens of people turning up.
Attractions included cream teas, strawberries and cream, strawberry gateaux, crafts stalls, a book stall and a raffle.
"Many people have been looking forward to it, particularly the older residents of the village," he said.
Money raised from the fair will go towards supporting the village's May carnival next year.