Membury Oak Apple Day programme for Saturday, May 29

MEMBURY will be celebrating Oak Apple Day this Saturday, May 29.

MEMBURY will be celebrating Oak Apple Day this Saturday, May 29.

The traditional event is believed to mark the restoration of the English monarchy in May, 1660.

The day will kick-off at 11am with a flower festival in the church, At 2pm, church bells will call villagers to assemble at the Village car park, opposite the village hall.

Other events are: 2.15 to 2.30pm entertainment; 2.30pm - Town Cryer introduces the day and school children dance the Maypole; 2.40pm - the restoration pageant will include a procession led by Exeter Trayned Band with Flamming Morris, The Royal Oak Banner, and costumed people; 2.55pm - King Charle's proclamation and opening of the fair.

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The fair programme is: 3.15pm - Morris dancing; 3.30pm - Punch and Judy; 4pm - ferret racing; 4.30pm - fire poi (with ribbons); 4.45pm - announcement of competition winners.

The ceilidh and barbeque will start at 7pm and finish at 11pm.

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The car park opposite the Village Hall will be closed to vehicles to vehicles on this day.

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