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Hundreds flock to Baston's annual village fete

More than 300 people took advantage of the warm weather to enjoy one of the highlights of Baston’s calender – the annual village fete.

The event, which is organised and run by the village’s playing fields committee, raises money for the upkeep of the community facility, and this year attractions included a beer tent, music by a folk band, the ever-popular dog show and a dads and lads cricket match.

Chairman of the playing fields committee, Alan Hutchings, said: “The weather was gorgeous and helped ensure the fete enjoyed a strong turnout.

“It was great to see so many happy, smiley faces on the day. The beer tent was popular – it was almost drunk dry – as was the dog show; we had almost 40 entries.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped,especially Magi Lloyd, who almost single-handedly organised the event, and all those who came and made it so memorable.

“The day raised more than £1,000 and thus support will allow us to keep the playing fields fit fir use.”

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