Video: Weather hits Monifieth Fair

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MONIFIETH’S annual Mediaeval Fair went ahead on Sunday despite heavy showers and an overall dreich outlook.

Organiser George Mitchelson told the Guide & Gazette: “At 12 noon I was really concerned as there was heavy rain and hardly anyone was about. However, it brightened up a bit and folk seemed to take this as a good omen. By 1 p.m. we were quite busy.

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“I would imagine we have had about half as many visitors as we get on a good year.”

One of the most popular features was the climbing tower, organised by The Black Watch Army Cadets. Young people from the Wilma Tolmie dance school entertained with highland and character dances and the River Valley Stompers put their best feet forward in a display of line-dancing. There was a display of Zumba and a presentation of modern and street dance.

Live music was provided by Carnoustie and District Pipe Band, contemporary ceilidh music from the Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band, some exciting singing and music from two local bands from the 4Real community group, and music and song from the young band from Carnoustie, Gleadhraich.”

There were bonnie baby competitions for all age groups in the South Church hall and a special contest for four-legged friends in the exempt dog show.

The fair was rounded off by all the usual stalls, a mini-carnival for the youngsters and a fortune teller.