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Popular village fete raises £4,850

A vintage Rolls Royce was one of the cars which gathered for the event
Photo: MSMP Lyddington 3 EMN-141205-143923001

A vintage Rolls Royce was one of the cars which gathered for the event Photo: MSMP Lyddington 3 EMN-141205-143923001

 

Scores of visitors and stallholders braved the wind and rain to help raise more than £4,850 at a village fete at the weekend.

People came from far and wide to Lyddington Fete on Saturday.

The High Sheriff of Rutland Miles Williamson-Noble opened proceedings at 2pm and all afternoon there were queues for the bottle tombola, plant sale, and bric-a-brac stall.

The fete also featured a display of classic cars, bicycle and motorcycles, which attracted a stream of visitors.

Children were kept entertained with a coconut shy, skittles, and face painting.

The fun dog show was busier than it has ever been. There were some expert child handlers and one of the dogs that the judges would most have liked to take home was an engaging cross-breed that had been adopted as a stray by a family living in Cyprus and brought back to England.

The funds raised will go towards the village church and improvements at the village hall.

Lyddington Fete committee chairman David Couldwell said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to give a big vote of thanks to the stallholders and other helpers who worked together to make this such a great fete.

“And also a very big thank you to all of you who came and spent your money and enjoyed yourselves in our lovely village.

“See you again next year.”

Visitors also enjoyed a barbecue and cake sale.

The flypast by the Second World War Dakota aeroplane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had to be cancelled because of the strong winds.

 

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