|Punch and Judy at the Summer Fair|
Until the local brass band arrived, we were able to sit under a gazebo and I did this sketch, hoping that the Punch and Judy would keep the small children still for a little while. Unfortunately the performance of Mr Punch was brief.
For their parents, the beer stall was doing a roaring trade, even though it was not sunny. The Pimms was not so popular perhaps because of the grey sky.
This Summer Fair is held in a meadow behind the old church, where Nelson and Lady Hamilton were worshipers, and where an overgrown churchyard has a little path leading past the tomb of John Innes, who lived nearby.
As usual I made too many purchases of old books, bric a brac and pottery.
Merton Park history