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Terry Waite to open Clare Christmas Fair

PUBLISHED: 14:32 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:18 27 November 2018

Terry Waite

Terry Waite

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Christmas is coming and people across the Sudbury area can start getting into the festive spirit as Clare's annual fair returns and will be opened by a distinguished guest.

eadt gallery  - photograph Tudor Morgan-Owen 31/12/11

GALLERY - Clare Church and the remains of Clare Castle seen from the Common.eadt gallery - photograph Tudor Morgan-Owen 31/12/11 GALLERY - Clare Church and the remains of Clare Castle seen from the Common.

Terry Waite was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s personal envoy when he was taken hostage and held captive in Lebanon between 1987-1991.

Now a humanitarian and author, he will open the fete on Friday November 30 at 5pm at St Peter and St Paul church.

The opening will also feature street entertainment including stilt walkers, a carousel, waffles and hot chestnuts outside the community centre.

Santa’s grotto will then open at the community centre at 5.30pm for an hour before the evening concludes with carols by the church choir in the church and community centre.

Saturday will see the fair open at 10am, which this year features 60 exhibitors selling festive food, drinks and gifts, with the Christmas lights turned on at 6pm.

There will be music throughout the day, culminating with the Bury St Edmunds Salvation Army Band playing outside the community centre.

For more details go to the Clare Christmas Fair website.

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