At the Castle, there's a marquee on the lawn which was used yesterday for Barty's memorial service - he was the owner of Bartrum's stationers, and died suddenly a week or so ago. The shop will continue to trade. I'd met him, but didn't really know him, but I believe the memorial was well attended, and the community choir sang.
Next weekend there will be a Crafts and Rural Skills event at the Castle, using the marquee, which sounds like fun, while in the Town Square, the marquees will be going up for the Food Fair and, on the Sunday, Hay Does Vintage.
So there's lots to look forward to, here in the Independent Kingdom of Hay!