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Summer fun in Melior Street Gardens

Faye Stevenson

A fete inspired by those of yesteryear was up by Team London Bridge in Melior Street Gardens on Wednesday.

Summer fun in Melior Street Gardens

Visitors could have a go at games of the period such as hook the duck and hit the high striker to win an array of prizes.

There was a book exchange where people could take their unwanted books and swap them for new ones as well as an art swap where visitors drew a floral picture and swapped it for somebody else's handiwork.

Visitors could also hone their gardening skills as they learnt how to grow different food from one of the St Mungo's 'Putting Down Roots' group and were given the chance to take some of the plants home with them.

With all those activities visitors welcomed the free green candy floss that was on offer.

The fete aimed to bring the community together and encourage them to use the gardens more in the future but it is also gave parents a different way to entertain their children this summer holidays.

The garden itself was redeveloped in 2009 and is tended by the team at St Mungo's who also use the site as a teaching environment to help the homeless community gain new skills.

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