Festive fun for all across Havering as Christmas fayres thrill Rainham and Romford

PUBLISHED: 15:30 07 December 2017

The Broadway, Rainham Village - Christmas Fayre.
Left to right: Eliza Davis 12 and her mum Eve Davis and Ian Black with their stall and business Artisan Glass Emporium.

The Broadway, Rainham Village - Christmas Fayre. Left to right: Eliza Davis 12 and her mum Eve Davis and Ian Black with their stall and business Artisan Glass Emporium.


A packed weekend of festive fare saw friends and families across Havering attend Christmas events throughout the borough this weekend.

In Romford, the Rush Green Community Association held its Christmas Bazaar at the Rush Green Road Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Arts and crafts, handmade jewellery and a huge array of prizes from the tombola were all on offer as residents got in the yuletide spirit.

Rose Wilson, Rush Green Community Association press officer and registration secretary, told the Recorder: “It was a brilliant day and everyone had a really good time.

“The cake Barking and Dagenham College had baked for us was absolutely delicious and the hamper from the Co-op was lovely.

“It was great to see everyone leaving with smiles on their faces at the end of the day, it was really brilliant and we’re very happy with this year’s turnout.”

There were further celebrations in Rainham, where the Broadway’s annual Christmas fayre transported the village to Santa’s workshops at the North Pole for one Saturday only.

As well as fun fair rides and live musical performances, there were also arts and crafts on offer at free workshops in Rainham Hall, with children’s choirs singing at Rainham Parish Church.

Lyn Fuller, chairwoman of the Rainham Christmas Fayre, said the event’s success was down to this year’s “wonderful committee”.

She added: “I think this year went really well, all the children that came out had a great time seeing Father Christmas.

“Our Father Christmas spent a lot of time with one young child with autistim and I know their mother was over the moon with the care that he showed.

“The comments we’ve since received on Facebook are overwhelmingly positive and that’s been fantastic for us to see.”

Councillor Jeffrey Tucker, who owns Goldmine Jewellers on Rainham Broadway, added: “It went really well, there was a really good turn out, a lot of people came into town for it, and all the local shops benefitted from it massively.

“The council have always supported the fayre and this year it was a really good event.”

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