Vintage fair held at rural Chailey farm

Ollie Greetham and Ed Uridge SUS-150917-163629001
Ollie Greetham and Ed Uridge SUS-150917-163629001

A vintage fair was held at the Townings Farm in Chailey on Saturday September 5 and Sunday 6.

The fair saw butchery demonstrations, with resident butcher Ed Uridge giving a talk during the demonstration conducted by Ollie Greetham. There were also lessons on beekeeping and crafts sessions across the two days while the crowd were entertained by the band Newick Folk, who performed on both days. For the younger crowd there were tractor rides and sheep shearing taking place throughout the day.

The event is in its fifth year and has heavy ties to the South East Vintage Agricultural Club that originally started the event at the farm five years ago. The event has subsequently expanded to include more stalls and greater involvement from the nearby community.

Beth Holland at the farm shop assistant at the farm said: “We try to include as many local businesses as possible and engaging the community on what happens on a working farm and where their food comes from.”

Carole Uridge, shop manager and partner in the farm business, said: “We’re doing more foody stuff like the butchery demonstration and things like that are fairly new we started that last year. We want to build it and hopefully get some different things going, but still on the very rural low key way.”


Report and picture by Aidan Williams.