Dancing queen Peggy opens King’s Lynn church fayre

Peggy Spencer opening spring fair, St Faith's Church, Gaywood ANL-150322-161512009
Peggy Spencer opening spring fair, St Faith's Church, Gaywood ANL-150322-161512009
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Ballroom dancing doyenne Peggy Spencer, sporting a fancy bonnet, was certainly the grandest lady in an early “Easter parade” at the weekend.

At 94-years-young, the ever-elegant Peggy performed the opening ceremony of St Faith’s Church Spring Fayre on Saturday in Gaywood Church Rooms.

Peggy proved a popular personality with fayre-goers after cutting a red ribbon to declare the event open.

She happily chatted with people, signed autographs and posed for photographs. Peggy, accompanied by her artist daughter, Helena Anderson, was welcomed to the fundraising fayre by St Faith’s Methodist Minister, the Rev Andrew Maguire, and St Faith’s Team vicar, the Rev Dale Gingrich.

The event raised almost £775 for the upkeep of the church, which is shared for worship by Anglicans and Methodists.

There were colourful stalls and delicious home-made refreshments were served by members of the Gaywood Guides company. Churchwarden Richard Parr said volunteer organisers were delighted at the success of the event.

He added: “Peggy Spencer is a lovely, elegant lady who was undoubtedly the star of our show.

“There was a lovely, happy atmosphere as fayre-goers toured the stalls and met up with old friends. We thank everyone for their support of the event.”

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