Inaugural village fete proves to be huge success

Grace Braddock at Waresley Village Fete.

Grace Braddock at Waresley Village Fete. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday to support the inaugural Waresley Village Grand Fete.

Shelley Lipman with the 'splat the rat' game.

Shelley Lipman with the 'splat the rat' game. - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by the Friends of St James’ Church, the parochial church council, and the village hall committee, and saw visitors enjoy an afternoon of fun and festivities at Waresley Garden Centre.

Among the activities on offer were fete favourites splat the rat and the bean bag toss, alongside face-painting, stalls, games, raffles, and much more.

There were also classic cars and tractors on show, as well as craft displays, paintings and pictures to admire.

The event raised more than £3,000, which will be split between the village hall and the church.

Tractors on display at Waresley Village Fete.

Tractors on display at Waresley Village Fete. - Credit: Archant

Graham Thompson trying his luck at the bean bag throw.

Graham Thompson trying his luck at the bean bag throw. - Credit: Archant

Terry Siklenka, Richard Nash and Mark Ponder watch over the barbecue.

Terry Siklenka, Richard Nash and Mark Ponder watch over the barbecue. - Credit: Archant


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