Children’s tug’o’war pulls crowds into country fair at Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: Poplar Harca

Children got a real taste of the countryside when farm animals turned up for the annual country fair at Poplar’s famous Chrisp Street Market.

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: Poplar Harca

But they really got to grips with a tug o’war which pulled in the crowds on Sunday.

Some 2,500 people had a day of family fun where the market square was transformed with funfair rides, animals from Vauxhall city farm, a food and craft market, afternoon tea, traditional country games and even traditional ceilidh dancing.

Music was performed by The Muckers ceilidh band got the crowds of their feet while the brave took on an East End pie-eating contest, while there was also a collection for the Bow Food Bank.

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Baby Nguyen meets a friedly goat at the Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: Poplar Harca

The girls took the biscuit in the Great Poplar Bake Off contest, beating off all male competition.


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Phoebe O’Connor won ‘best in show’ title while Riahanna Oloyobi made the best cupcakes and Jenny Han-Nguyen the best decoration.

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