A DOWNPOUR failed to dampen the spirits of High Street traders in Barry who welcomed hundreds of visitors to their annual summer fair on Saturday, August 11.

The event, costing more than £2000 to stage, saw food and gift stalls, musical entertainment, the Muddy Pawz dog show, games, and food and drink traders joining existing businesses to champion the independent-led street.

High Street Traders Association chairman, Anthony Hopkins said: "Considering the weather the fayre was amazing.

"The public did us proud, speaking to stall holders and traders it was a very busy day for all.

"It was a great way to show the public what our wonderful independent High Street has to offer.

"Seeing children laughing and playing in the games areas made all of the hard work and worry worth it.

"We’ve also had great feedback on social media including our High Street Summer Fayre 2018 Facebook page.

He added: "On behalf of High Street I’d like to thank the public for their support, “The Team” who helped put the event together, too many to mention but they know who they are.

"Barry Round Table (helpers), 11th Barry Sea Scouts and Sarah Jones, Vale council, for the loan of the gazebos, High Street school and ValePlus for the games, tables and chairs and Flaxland Farm for the hay bail.

"If I’ve missed anyone out I’m sorry it was rather hectic! But thank you all."

To help fund further events, the traders hold a raffle with £50 of High Street shopping vouchers to be won every month.