Boys’ Brigade’s fair raises a fine figure

2nd Scarborough boys Brigade Summer Fair at Wreyfield Methodist Church hall, on Saturday. Robson Harrison and David Muldowney, top, running the tuck stall.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112791c
2nd Scarborough boys Brigade Summer Fair at Wreyfield Methodist Church hall, on Saturday. Robson Harrison and David Muldowney, top, running the tuck stall. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112791c

AGAINST the odds, with dark skies and a poor weather forecast, the annual Boys’ Brigade summer fair raised more money than last year, on Saturday.

“It was very successful despite the monsoon which put people off coming,” said Chris Bairstow, captain of the 2nd Scarborough company.

The torrential rain cut two ways as it kept visitors inside Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church, buying more tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, books, videos, bric-a-brac, etc. “Over 100 people went and we raised £611, compared to just over £500 last year,” said Mr Bairstow, who has been running the fair for about 25 years. For the previous 10 years it was run by his late father Bernard, who launched it.

The company has just over 50 members, aged 5-18. Most were at the fair, plus family members and supporters.