Opposite their food stall was the Women's Institute gazebo with some of their delicious cakes available to buy.
Forest Hill Society hosted the Lewisham Swifts group, raising awareness that swift numbers are in decline and how we can help these amazing birds.
|Forest Hill Society and Lewisham Swifts|
Dr Bike gave tips and help on caring for your bike.
|Dr Bike and local Police. photo S Hatchard|
|Bouncy castle fun - photo S Hatchard|
Brown and Green cafe was open for business as usual.
Usborne Books had a stall which included Victorian toys.
Mayows Mutts, a local group of dogs with their owners, had a dog parade with raffle prizes.
The Friends of Mayow Park stall had a few Victorian activities aimed at children. Children could play quoits, practice skipping with skipping ropes and learn to play hopscotch using chalked markings on the tarmac path.
If that was not enough, they could make Victorian-style brooches.
They could also make thaumatropes. We called them 'spinners' for simplicity.
More on thaumatropes can be found on this website:
Every child that took part in an activity received a paper bag printed with pictures of Victorian objects and containing loose sweets; no plastic bags or plastic-wrapped sweets 140 years ago.
|Paper bag for sweets|
The whole event seemed to go very well. Thank you to Perry Vale ward for organising this enjoyable community event.