Hot summer weather attracted large crowds to Brent Knoll’s annual fete on Saturday afternoon (June 14th).
The event was opened by Tim Dean, the village’s postman, and featured entertainment from Brent Knoll School’s dancers, the Chalice Morris Men, and a group of traditonal dancers from the Phillipines.
There were also more than a dozen stalls on the village green offering traditional raffles, tombolas, refreshments, face painting and a coconut shy. The event is expected to have raised a large sum for the vilage’s parish hall.
The crowd watched on as John Page, one of the event’s organisers, outlined the schedule for the afternoon
Tim Dean, Brent Knoll’s postman for over 11 years, officially opened the event and stunned the crowd when he said this year’s fete would be the last because a new wind farm is to be built on the village green. Fortunately, it was just a joke!
The village school’s children gave a display of English country dancing
John Knight was the man with the tongs at the fete’s barbecue
The fishing competition reeled in plenty of money for the parish hall’s funds
Organisers John Page, Eddie Fuller and Elaine Fuller were dressed in colourful costumes
Helping to raise funds for BIBIC at the teddy bear tombola stall were Becky and Sam Ashton