Fete was no damp squib

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.”