Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited Kinver Country Fayre and took part in a number of activities honouring the village.
The historic village of Kinver has held the annual country fayre for over three decades.
The event, which is traditionally held on a Sunday in June, always sees thousands of visitors joining with the community to share a day of traditional country, family entertainment, quality crafts, music and food and drink. Gavin judged the fancy dress competition that had the theme, “Kinver-100 years.” He also spent time with the First Responders who were giving visitors lessons on how to do CPR and basic First Aid skills.
Gavin also had his own stand at the carnival, where he met with constituents and held an impromptu surgery at which they could raise any potential concerns.
This year the organisers worked closely with the National Trust to celebrate the centenary of Kinver Edge and their famous Rock Houses. There was a display of Kinver history over the last 100 years in the competitions tent as well as an array of vintage vehicles be taking centre stage in the High Street Parade, including at least one classic from every decade, starting out at 1917 through to 2017.
Speaking of the day, Gavin said: “I had a wonderful time at the Kinver Country Fayre, judging the fancy dress contest and learning how to do CPR with the First Responders. I am a huge fan of classic cars, so I particularly enjoyed viewing the impressive display to honour 100 years of the National Trust taking ownership of our beautiful Kinver Edge.
“I really enjoyed meeting constituents at my surgery stall; it is great to be able to chat in a less formal environment and I was delighted to be able to talk to a large number of visitors on the day.”