Fernhurst Revels rained off

FERNHURST Revels, the village’s biggest annual community event, has been called off on Sunday (May 20) because the recreation ground, where it was due to be held, is saturated after weeks of rain.

The cancellation is the first in living memory. Chairman Judith Turner said the event was now too big to move to an inside venue and there was no alternative but to call it off.

“We went to the recreation ground and stood for about four minutes discussing what to do. In that time we were beginning to sink into the soaked ground,” Mrs Turner said.

“We decided we could do nothing but cancel, especially with the weather forecast a bit dubious for the weekend.

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