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

PUBLISHED: 11:21 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 12 September 2017

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

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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.

Children's Tug o'War that really pulled the Chrisp Street Festival crowds in. Picture: Rehan JamilChildren's Tug o'War that really pulled the Chrisp Street Festival crowds in. Picture: Rehan Jamil

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.

Bake Off winners who put the grown-ups to shame at Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan JamilBake Off winners who put the grown-ups to shame at Chrisp Street Festival. Picture: Rehan Jamil

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

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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