Galmpton Gooseberry Pie Fair goes back to its roots

Joseph Bulmer

Galmpton's historic Gooseberry Pie Fair is going back to its roots.

The fair, back after a two-year absence, is being held on Sunday July 4 and will be a traditional village fair.  from 12noon to  6pm.

The pie will be processed through the village led by the Dartmouth Town Cryer and a bag piper. Behind them will be a USA naval attache officer with the pie carried by four trainee officers from Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth followed by the prince and princess and children in gooseberry outfits.

The pie arrives at the Galmpton Chapel of The Good Shepard in Greenway Road at 11.50pm with the procession starting at noon. It will be blessed by the Rev John Gay when  it arrives at Manor Farm at 12.15pm.

The fair will be opened by the American Naval Attache, Lt Joshua Goulet. On stage will be a folk band,  Morris Dancers jazz band, Lesley Presley and the Mafia Babes!