St Peter's Fair - Pretty Maid

2019 St Peter's Fair Day:

Wednesday 10th July 

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The Pretty Maid for 2019 is..........

Harriet Cousins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of John Powers

 

Holsworthy born and bred.  Harriet attended Holsworthy primary and secondary school.

She has finished her first year of apprenticeship at Llewellyn’s Hair Dressers and is looking forward to starting her second year there in September 2019.

Harriet also works part time at Cousin’s Cafe with her Mum and Dad and enjoys cooking and whilst at school also enjoyed Sciences as well as Food and Nutrition.

Growing up she enjoyed swimming and gymnastics and took part in both for 10 years and gained several awards and trophies including most improved. Harriet also enjoyed hockey at school and went on a ski trip to Italy with the Holsworthy Community College. Harriet was also deeply moved on her school visit to the war graves and memorials in Belgium.  

Whilst at school Harriet played both the piano and violin and achieved grades in both.

Harriet has enjoyed holidays abroad including the Caribbean and Tenerife and trips to London.

Harriet is a member of the bell ringing team at this church, and practices on Wednesday evenings.  She rings most Sundays and then joins the congregation for the 9.30 Eucharist.

As well as bell ringing Harriet enjoys running and taking their dog, Toby, for walks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of John Powers

 

 

The ceremony taking place on the steps outside the church tower doors

 

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​​​2018 St Peter's Fair Day: Wednesday 11th July

Pretty Maid 2018 - Miss Lizzy Flaherty

Lizzy Flaherty

Photo: Dawn Bewes

 

Front Row,

Trustee of the Pretty Maid charity - Angela Blackman, Pretty Maid - Lizzy Flaherty, Portreeve - Robert Painter

Photo: Dawn Bewes

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Pretty Maid 2017 - Miss Alice Banks

Alice Banks

Photo: Dawn Bewes

 

Trustee of the Pretty Maid charity, Angela Blackman, reads the citatation to the crowd gathered opposite the bell tower.

Photo: Dawn Bewes

 

Alice Banks with Betty Oke who was Holsworthy’s Pretty Maid in 1947

Photo:  Dawn Bewes

 

Alice Banks with trustee of the Pretty Maid charity, Angela Blackman

Photo:  Dawn Bewes

 

Alice declares the fair "OPEN" and takes a thrilling ride with the Portreeve, John Addicott, and The Rev,d Jane Lucas

Photo:  Dawn Bewes

 

Pretty Maid 2016 - Outside of the bell tower on

Wednesday July 6th -  Just after 12 noon

Photo By Mary Beckford

 

 

St Peter's Fair 2017 - Wednesday July 5th

How is the date of St Peter's Fair Day determined?

The Charter of many moons ago dictates it is calculated as being the first Wednesday after the first Friday in July.

In 2017 that would have resulted in St Peter’s Fair being on Wednesday July 12thHOWEVER, we do seem to run in tandem with Kingsbridge Fair day and every 15 or so years there is a clash which means we have to come forward by a week. 

2017 happens to be that year.

So in 2017 it was Wednesday July 5th as an exception.

The Pretty Maids' Charity
 

The Pretty Maid's Charity was contained in the Will of a Revd Thomas Merryck of Carta Martha, near Launceston, who died 27th May 1841. He was the brother of the Revd Owen Merryck one time Rector of Holsworthy. 
Under the terms of the Will, the income from a legacy is to be paid annually "to the young single woman resident in Holsworthy under 30 years of age who is generally esteemed by the young as:
 The most deserving
. The most handsome
. The most noted for her quietness and attendance at church."