Annual fete enters the record books

Nayland village fete. Mandy Cook with a 1950's fire engine.
Nayland village fete. Mandy Cook with a 1950's fire engine.

THE popular mix of traditional features at Nayland Church’s annual fete ensured it was another winner this year.

Monday’s record-breaking event raised an estimated £11,800 for St James’ Church funds with more still to come.

Fete chairman Andora Carver said: “It was a great day with perfect weather and about 1,500 people attending.

“We want to thank everyone who came and all our helpers, many of them new, who make our traditional fete such an enjoyable community event.”

There were attractions for all ages, with plenty of sideshows and a wide range of stalls piled high with bargains, many selling out.

The Victory jazz band, making its 14th appearance at Nayland, provided musical entertainment throughout the afternoon with its catchy brand of traditional jazz.

A full programme of arena events, organised by Terry Bannister, included sports for children and adults plus three tugs-of-war.

Stalls arranged by Wiston residents raised a further £510 for St Mary’s Church.