Fetes and fairs have always been a part of village life from the fetes held at the Church to today’s fair with its superb aicraft displays. The Victorian log of the Chelsfield School Headmaster often bemoaned the fact that the children were absent at fairs or firework displays around the area. Today the Chelsfield Fair is a hugely popular event which raises money for local charities. The Fair usually has an air display including attractions as varied as a World War 2 Spitfire, a Hawker Hurricane, and a Piper Cub. The displays are sponsored by the Chelsfield Flying Club. Visitors also enjoy model train rides and traditional pursuits such as Punch and Judy.
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Chelsfield Fair
Photo courtesy of Chelsfield Flying Club website