Fete was no damp squib

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WET weather actually encouraged visitors to Glemsford Summer Fete on Saturday, organisers said.

Around 100 people came to the village hall for the annual event, which raised £873 for St Mary’s Church.

Rain delayed the Morris Men of Little Egypt’s opening performance by half an hour but the day was a success with handbell ringing by Glemsford Brownies and several stalls.

Organiser Carol Suttle said: “I think the weather may have been a bonus, as people came to the hall instead of going further afield.

“We had the bunting up and made it look very festive.”