The Valence Fair 2016

Thank you to everyone that came to the Valence Fair last Saturday. The event was a great success and much fun was had by all, especially Derek, one of our volunteers who won GOLD in the Egg and Spoon Race. Here are some of our favourite photographs from the day taken by Steven Carpenter. More photos can be viewed on Facebook.

Children joining in the highland fling with the Dagenham Girl Pipers
There was a wonderful atmosphere and everyone got in to the spirit of the day by joining in the Highland Fling with the Dagenham Girl Pipers


Mayor with Dagenham Girl Pipers outside Valence House Museum
The Mayor met the Dagenham Girl Pipers to congratulate them on another incredible performance


Children taking part in the egg and spoon race
The egg and spoon race proved popular with children…


Adults taking part in the egg and spoon race
…and adults! Well done Derek for getting the GOLD! Artist Chad McCail was second. Closely followed by Clare and Teresa who both work in the Archives and Local Studies Centre here at Valence House.


Children taking part in the sack race
The good old sack race was definitely a highlight of the day! Look at those happy smiling faces!!


Children on the bouncy boxing inflatable game
This is probably our favourite photo of the day. Children enjoyed a range of inflatable amusements grrr!!!

We hope that you will join us for our next big event at Valence House on Saturday 17 September. Staff and volunteers will be dressed up as historical characters connected with Valence House, and there will be lots of fun activities including for children to celebrate OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND.