Thursday, 23 September 2021

Remenham celebrates summer fayre

PIGGY back races, tug of war and a fun dog show were among the attractions at Remenham fayre

PIGGY back races, tug of war and a fun dog show were among the attractions at Remenham fayre.

Hundreds of people attended the annual event at the parish hall on Saturday and were blessed with sunny weather all afternoon.


A record 12 animals entered the dog show with the prize of best village pooch going to Neil and Jennifer Sturman?s nine-year-old dog Riley, while the Clarke family?s Irish terrier Maddie was voted best sausage catcher.

There was a produce show with classes for fruit and vegetables, flowers and baking. The cup for the vegetable and fruit classes was won by villager Nigel Grey. He was also awarded the most misshapen vegetable award for a carrot.


Helen Rosier?s red, white and blue floral table arrangement won the flower classes.

The annual ladies versus men tug of war was won by the women?s team with some extra support from some ?honorary ladies?.

There was also a coconut shy, crockery smashing, bottle tombola and a raffle with a top prize of a dog basket full of dog gifts. The WI teas provided teas and there was a barbecue and bar.

The fayre raised more than £1,000, which will go towards the upkeep of the parish hall and nearby St Nicholas?s Church.

Organiser Alison Barraclough said the fayre was a social occasion as well as a fund-raiser.

?It was a great success with many people from Remenham and Aston attending and we were delighted to see a number of people from Henley,? she said. ?There were more children present this year, which made the children?s races and the tug of war much more fun and competitive.?

The results were as follows:

Cups ?
Classes 1 to 7 (fruit and vegetables): Jayne Gray;
Classes 8 to 10 (flowers and hedgerows): Helen Rosier;
Class 11 (cookery): Liz Nash.

Guess the name of teddy: Nigel Gray;
Card game: Gareth Eynon;
Raffle winners: Nicola Binney (dog basket of dog-related goodies);
Charles Plunket (Copas turkey voucher);
Jayne Gray (gardening equipment);
Mandy Wetherall (Whitehill Garage MOT voucher);
Lucy Rutland (Hobbs boat hire);
Sally Anne Plunket (basket of fruit);
Dog show ? Best village pooch: Riley with Neil and Jennifer Sturman;
Best trick: Maggie (Young family);
Best sausage catcher: Maddie (Clarke family).


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