The TURN team had the pleasure of spending a day at the historic, Govan Fair on Sunday the 5th of June in Elder Park. Now in its 260th year the fair had stalls and games galore (not to mention some cracking weather) and we were so honoured to have a stall.
It was a fun-filled day with members of the community enjoying all that the fair had to offer. There were dizzying amusement rides and some tasty grub.
The TURN team’s stall was right next to the community tent which featured a number of talented musicians and singers from Govan and the city of Glasgow. They had everyone clapping and singing (badly in our case) along to very recent chart hits and some not so recent- tunes that we are sadly old enough to remember when they were first released.
Nic Green and the team at TURN created a hand-made bell for the Govan Fair, one of twenty-nine bells commissioned for organisations and people in Govan for the project. Nick Millar put the finishing touches to the bell including a hand-turned handle made by the incredibly talented Rosie before Margaret, a dear friend of ours and Govan lass, presented the bell to Jimmy Stringfellow, chair of the Govan Fair.
After speaking to many members of the community and recruiting a few more ringers-singers to the project the team set off with the sun still beating and the feelings of joy that the day gave to us all.
Thank you to the Govan Fair for having us and we can’t wait for next year!