Villagers enjoy fun and excitement at annual fete

Empingham fete - John Crewe, left, and John Hutchinson quench their thirst while cooking on the barbecue'Photo: MSMP150613-328js
Empingham fete - John Crewe, left, and John Hutchinson quench their thirst while cooking on the barbecue'Photo: MSMP150613-328js
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Visitors of all ages were entertained by a host of activities and stalls at a village fete at the weekend.

The annual Empingham Village Fete was held at Empingham Primary School on Saturday.

The fun included tethered rides in a hot air balloon, a performance by 17-piece band Corby Silver Band and a tug of war battle.

Children were kept entertained by a visit from members from Leicestershire Fire service, who brought along a fire engine, and Bourne Lions’ open-top bus rides.

There were also cream teas, a cake sale, barbecue, bouncy castle and plant and book sales.

The event was organised by the school’s parents’ and friends’ association. More than £1,500 was raised which will go towards the St Peter’s Church, Empingham and the school.

Committee member Julie-Anne Hutchinson said: “It was very busy compared to last year, and despite the weather, it was a very good day and all in the great British spirit. I would like to thank everyone who helped make it such a success.”