Fabulous Fete

Despite an ominous forecast, the skies cleared yet again for this year’s village fete and visitors came from far and wide to enjoy delicious food, ales and a host of stalls and activities. Most of Littlehempston was manning a stall along with back-up from friends and family and everybody worked their socks off!

A big attraction is that there’s lots for children without spending a fortune and every Fete we offer something new. This year the Slippery Pole and new style Obstacle Course proved enormous hits, while pot making, brass rubbing and Sun Art provided less boisterous interest. The Porta Loos were also a welcome addition.

BBQ Queen Nicky Oldridge commented: “Feedback and comments have come in, with the overwhelming opinion being that the event was something that we should all be very proud of! We have been told that the quality and the mix of what was on offer is a credit to all involved – the atmosphere and ambiance was repeatedly cited, along with respect for the conscientious approach. All this, will hopefully only further enforce a growing reputation of the fete being one of the best little fetes around!”

And as well as having a merry time, a magnificent £3,632 was raised. Donations are made to Berry Pomeroy School and Rowcroft, to keeping our beautiful church and Community Space open for all and to other village activities. Last year’s Fete funded a great Christmas Party for local children. Suggestions on how to improve the event and how to spend the money raised this year are very welcome. There’ll be a get together in September to find out what everybody thinks. In the meantime, take a look at the great gallery of photos provided by Ken Wood and Peter Taylor.