2021: Saturdays, stalls and singing
Ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19 sadly led to the cancellation of the 2021 Mill Road Winter Fair. The Fair was replaced by Mill Road Saturdays – a series of small events held on Donkey Common and Petersfield on 9th October, 6th November and 4th December, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Featuring craft and charity stalls, buskers and a fabulous ‘street’ of community bunting, Mill Road Saturdays were a celebratory gateway to the diversity of Mill Road. These events were held at Donkey Common (outside Parkside Swimming Pool) and Petersfield opposite, with lines of community bunting at The EDGE Café also marking the Romsey gateway to Mill Road. A closer look at the bunting revealed an I Spy Mill Road trail which encouraged people to explore Mill Road at their leisure, discovering its shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants.
Mill Road Saturdays were organised by Mill Road Fringe, a spin-off from the Fair Committee.
We also held the wonderful online art gallery featuring artworks from local artists, many with a Mill Road connection: Mill Road Art 2021.