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Fete Report 2017

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Tony Hadley & Tim Armitt
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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.

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