Greatford village fete a success

Alan Phillips of the 20/49 Motor Club with his 1958 '1.5 litre MGA                 '''Photo: SM170911-172js
Alan Phillips of the 20/49 Motor Club with his 1958 '1.5 litre MGA '''Photo: SM170911-172js
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AN annual fete coincided with the reopening of a village hall.

Villagers in Greatford enjoyed the fete, which was held on Saturday at the hall in Carlby Road. The hall, which has had a £90,000 refurbishment, was also formally reopened on the 100th anniversary of its original opening.

The fete included classic games such as skittles and splat the rat, as well as children’s Olympics, tea and cake and a barbecue.

In the evening, there was live music and a bar.

Fete organiser Jonathan Manning said: “The fete went brilliantly and the whole village was involved.

“I think it is really important that villagers have these big community events and this year was particularly special with the reopening of the village hall.”

The fete raised more than £1,000, which will go towards the ongoing maintenance of the hall.

Chairman of the Greatford Village Hall committee David Brown said: “We are absolutely delighted that through the efforts of local people, and the financial support of our grant funding partners, that we have been able to not only save the hall from physical disrepair and decline, but to revitalise the building.”