They could see clearly now the rain had gone, sang the children from St Peter's School Choir at Fairlynch's Family Fair last Saturday. And indeed it was the brilliant sunshiny day that everyone had been praying for.
This splendid 1890s dress cost five shillings or 35p when it was bought for the Museum at a jumble sale. It was on display at the entrance to remind visitors about Fairlynch's amazing costume collection.
Nine-year-old Sarah from Budleigh Salterton pointed out that wearing the dress would have made it difficult for her to do cartwheels.
People started arriving early and by mid-afternoon when St Peter's young musicians were ready to perform there was quite a crowd on the Fairlynch lawn.
"It was a pleasure to see so many children and parents, who all seemed to enjoy running in and out of the museum, commented Museum Chairman Roger Sherriff.
The musical entertainment by St Peter's School included ukulele players and drummers.
The Fairlynch bear's real name turned out to be Growly. Five-year-old Seren, great-grand-daughter of the Museum's President Priscilla Hull, thought that Lily was a nicer name.
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