Traditional fun in sun

MORRIS MAD: Dancers entertained the crowds at Cavendish fete.
MORRIS MAD: Dancers entertained the crowds at Cavendish fete.
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Visitors soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed the atmosphere at Cavendish fete and Horticultural Society show on Saturday.

A wide range of stalls, games and even donkey rides ensured keen interest from residents at the annual event, held on the village green.

Peter Walton, secretary of Cavendish Community Council, which organised the fete, said: “We have had a lot of praise for the event. The weather was exceedingly kind and it was just a lovely day.

“During the course of the day, there must have been about 2,000 people at the fete.”

A highlight was a show by Cavendish Horticultural Society, which featured 105 classes of fruit, vegetables, flowers, wines and plenty of other local produce.

Society chairman Isobel Clark said: “We had more entries than last year and lots of people visiting the marquee to have a look.

“The judge said that the cookery class entries were the best she had seen all summer.”

The fete and show raises money for Cavendish Community Council, which puts on village events and helps local causes.

The next event will be a firework display on the green on November 2, starting at around 6.30pm.