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Community turns out for village fete

TREATS GALORE: Sue Anderson, Madeline Edwards, Penny Allen and Kathleen Fehler on their cake stall.

TREATS GALORE: Sue Anderson, Madeline Edwards, Penny Allen and Kathleen Fehler on their cake stall.

Grey skies and rain showers did not affect Nayland Church Fete which attracted more than 2,000 spectators to the village playing field on Monday.

The event is expected to make about £12,000 for St James’s Fabric Fund, only slightly down on last year.

Fete committee chairman Andora Carver said: “Despite the unsettled weather it was a wonderful day with very good crowds.

“The stalls were full of exceptional items for which we are very grateful.

“Thanks are due to the huge support from very many people in the local community and to all our visitors.”

Making its 17th appearance at Nayland, the Victory Jazz Band entertained during the afternoon with its catchy brand of traditional jazz.

Another popular attraction was the display of 35 classic cars ranging from Austin Sevens to Lotus sports models and Rolls Royces.

Children’s races, novelty adult sports and a tug-of-war all had plenty of volunteers and there were sideshows for all ages with queues at the coconut shy and crockery smash.

Nayland’s fire engine and crew were also there with the Fire Experience Unit which created a lot of interest.

A stall of mixed items 
run by Wiston parishioners raised £700 for St Mary’s Church.

Last year the fete raked in a record £12,951.

 

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