Haddenham

Fete Report 2017

Home » News » Fete Report 2017
Tony Hadley & Tim Armitt
Village Fete 10

As Tim Armitt hands over the baton after 13 years as lead co-ordinator for the village fete, here are his closing comments on this year's delightful event.

I followed the weather forecast for the week: as Saturday approached it looked like the scene was changing! When the morning arrived we were setting up in sunshine accompanied by a brisk breeze. How lucky were we?

Tony Hadley came to open the fete; his easy going friendliness and the fact that he spent a couple of hours walking round the fete with his family, talking to people and being photographed, were hugely appreciated by the record numbers of crowds this year.

The Classic Car display organised by Jerome Flaxton was very impressive, and the games, side shows and activities were great fun, as always.

Over the last few years the committee has worked hard to support my organising of the fete. It is now time to hand over to Julia Woodcock and Tracey Hargrave who will take the lead role with Ricky Jeffrey, Cathie Deeley
Joan O'Hare and Tony Warris carrying on with their specific jobs.

Tracey and Julia have been involved for many years and will no doubt look after the fete for years to come.

The event looks very different today from my first one back in 2004 when we were situated on the playing fields, sharing the space with a football tournament. The move to Church End Green and Flint Street has been well received and enabled the residents to open their gardens and share these secret oases.

The whole thing has been great fun. I have enjoyed running the event and being able to raise money for good causes has always been the icing on the cake.

I know that things will go from strength to strength with the current team in charge.

Note from Editor: Please feel free to offer your appreciation to Tim via the Share & Chat section, or on our Facebook page.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Traffic Congestion 01
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 16 Aug 10:45am

One of the most commonly voiced concerns over the scale of new house construction in Haddenham is our constrained road infrastructure and the pressure that will be brought to bear by all the additional vehicles that residents of new homes will bring. The large development planned for the Aston Road/Glebe site will create 280 new homes and add up to 560 vehicles to Haddenham's roads. An...

Turn End 02
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 16 Aug 9:45am

The Turn End Trust is presenting a unique film for its first public showing on Thursday evening 31st August, at the Youth & Community Centre. Filmed through all four seasons, Turn End captures how architect Peter Aldington masterly designed the houses and garden as one, making the garden a natural extension to the house. It goes right to the heart of the controversy of what is desirable housing...

Woodlands Art Group Exhibition 01
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 16 Aug 9:00am

The Woodlands Art Group will be holding their third annual exhibition in the Methodist Church over the coming weekend. The show will be open on Friday 18th August from 10.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday 19th August from 10.00am to 4.30pm and on Sunday 20th August, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Oil, acrylic, and water colour paintings will appear alongside pencil drawing and digital art. Recently a number...

© 2012 - 2017 Haddenham.net