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Picture Gallery: Fittleworth village fete

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PRINCESSES and Pimm’s could be found as the sun shone on Fittleworth for its annual village fete

The event was organised by Carolann Townsend and Julie Hawkins, and catered for all ages and interests.

Carolann said: “The fete this year was celebrating 50 years of our fantastic village hall, we were also working with Canine Partners to raise funds and awareness of the amazing work they do.”

The celebrations began with a procession from the Millennium Arch led by the Fittleworth princess, Hope O’Dwyer and her flower girls Amelia Williams and Mollie Andrews, travelling in a vintage open-top Bentley.

They were followed by the procession of wheelbarrows, decorated by community groups which got together and adorned wheelbarrows in keeping with the 1960s theme.

The princess duly opened the fete and the fun continued with stalls such as hook a duck, hoopla, grand raffle, teas, tombolas, welly-tossing, barbecue, cake stalls and the popular Pimm’s tent.

Crowds were kept entertained with displays from Canine Partners, Fittleworth Country Dancers, a local dance group called Zoombalicious and the Fittleworth school choir.

The increasingly popular dog show, which raised £200 for Canine Partners, was judged by Mark Bridger, a dog behaviour specialist from Bone Canis.

Darren and Henrietta Lever-Standing won the raffle on the day, taking home around 42 bottles of wine, though, unfortunately for Darren, he is not a fan so will be giving much of it to lucky friends and family.

 

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