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This weekend was a weather forecaster's nightmare from the outset, so inviting Matt Taylor from BBC Weather to open our village fete this year was always going to raise eyebrows!

As things worked out, Matt did a fine job of opening the fete for us and obviously had some influence because the rain held off until we were ready to pack up.

This year fifty stalls took up residence on the Green and along the side of the pond leading to the elegant picturesque scene of Flint Street in full regalia. There were eight Gardens for us to explore, giving Haddenham folk the rare opportunity to see what is behind those wychert walls.

Jerome Flaxton arranged an impressive display of classic cars and military vehicles which were on show at Manor Farm in front of the Tythe Barn. We were delighted to see such a great turnout of beloved and beautifully presented automobiles.

A great atmosphere, many smiles on show and a boost to the finances of many good causes around the village.

As a special surprise, a fly past of some of the aircraft returning from Her Majesty The Queen's birthday celebration made the whole day seem extra special.

Here's to next year's fete, which is on 10th June 2017 — make a date in your diary now!

Editor's Note:
Despite the editor's absence this year, we still have lots of photographs of the fete in our Galleries section, thanks to the efforts of David Truesdale, Russ Naylor, Hilary Stoney, Olivia Flaxton, Dave Speer and Ron Adams. The editor extends his grateful thanks to each of them.

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