Monday, 23 October 2017

Villagers flock to spring fete

HUNDREDS of people attended Pyrton village fete. Attractions included a children’s tug–of–war competition, coconut shy, welly wanging, a classic car

HUNDREDS of people attended Pyrton village fete. Attractions included a children’s tug–of–war competition, coconut shy, welly wanging, a classic car display and music from the Watlington Concert Band.

The event raised a record total of more than £5,500 for the St Mary’s Church restoration fund, the teenage cancer ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and the Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice in Oxford.

Co–ordinator and churchwarden Jenny Lockwood said: “ Nearly every family in the village supported the event, which is the secret of its success.”

Church treasurer Philip Pinney said: “This is your typical country village fete. It started in 1969 when it made £29.”

The church needs to raise about £100,000 for interior works, including rebuilding the kitchen and creating a small meeting room. Next year’s fete will be held on Saturday, May 14.





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