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Village Fete 2019

by Fete Committee – 23rd May 2019
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Haddenham Village Fete – Saturday 8th June, 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Make sure you get along to Haddenham Village Fete when it opens at 13.00 on Saturday 8th June as this year the occasion will start in spectacular fashion with a Hurricane Flypast scheduled for 13.10 (weather permitting of course!). This rare and historically important aircraft is one of only 12 Hawker Hurricanes still airworthy worldwide and one of only 6 in the UK.

Local actor, Bruce Alexander will be officially opening the fete after the flypast. Probably best known for his role playing Superintendent Norman Mullett in A Touch of Frost, he has also appeared several times with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is also an accomplished local historian.

Taking place from 13.00 -16.30 at Church End and Flint Street, this year's new highlights include traditional fairground swingboats and 'chair-o-plane' rides and a miniature garden display in St Mary's church.

You can enjoy established favourites such as the Classic Cars Display at Manor Farm, wonderful Open Gardens around Church End and Flint Street and the usual broad selection of stalls and games for all the family. The judging of the Bake-Off competition will also be taking place (please email jenny.tyrie@gmail.com for further information on how to enter one of the 3 different age categories).

Entertainment will be provided by The Ian English Trio, The Shamrocks and The Haddenham Hoofers. You will also be able to see contestants from the annual Wheelbarrow Race do a lap through the fete and Red Kite Radio will be there reporting on the action throughout the afternoon.

Of course there will be plenty to eat and drink with a Beer and Pimms tent, Chaser's Gin bar, ice cream van, teas/coffees and homemade cakes in both St Mary's Centre and St Mary's Church, BBQ and Malaysian food from Kuen's Kitchen.

Remember to pick up a guide for Bucks Art Weeks and buy a Scarecrow Festival trail map from the Scouts stall – two other wonderful events starting that day.

As always we are looking for volunteers to help on the day to sell programmes, and help with teas and coffees and manning stalls.

We are particularly looking for donations for our popular Bottle Tombola and homemade cakes/scones for St Mary's Centre & Church. Bottles can be donated any time in the week before the fete and cakes to be left on the evening before/morning of the fete. Please do contact haddenhamfete@gmail.com or call Julia on 07951 115697 for any fete-related questions or to offer any help.

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