ground crew



Over  the past nine years or so, Staple's Country & Craft Fayres have grown so large and complex that both the Fayre Committee and the 'non-committee', working together would still be unable to manage!


So we use a 'Ground Crew'.

These hard-working individuals carry out the majority of the physical hard work involved in the setting up and packing away of the Fayre; as well as acting as marshalls, traffic managers, gofers - - -  in fact anything and everything that's needed.


We were extremely fortunate - because the

very first Ground Crew we used turned out

to be absolutely brilliant!  It's no

exaggeration to say that without them, the

Fayres simply could not  have been been




As our Fayres grew even bigger, we used

two Explorer Groups:The Wingham Explorers

(Wingham Wizards Explorer Unit) and the Broadstairs Explorers ( Broadstairs Vikings Explorer Unit).


Sadly, Wingham are no longer able to help - so for the 2018, 2019 & 2022  Fayres, the Broadstairs Explorers did ALL of the work!


And it's no exaggeration to say that the Fayre simply couldn't have gone ahead without them!  - They worked tirelessly for the entire weekend - and they were magnificent!


They will once again be the main Ground Crew for our Fayre. - This time, on Sunday 25th June 2023.  But we've managed to get them some additional help.  So this year, things will go even more smoothly than ever!

A local Football team, Concept FC, will be this year's B-team Ground Crew.