Friday, 24 September 2021

Record takings as crowds flock to traditional village fete

HUNDREDS of people attended Pyrton village fete on Saturday.

HUNDREDS of people attended Pyrton village fete on Saturday.

More than £7,000, before expenses, was raised by the event, which was held at the Court House, owned by Henry and Karen Hoy.

Attractions included stalls, welly wanging, a coconut shy, a tug of war competition, a bottle tombola, a bouncy castle, face painting, a barbecue and tea and cake. Watlington Concert Band performed throughout the afternoon.

Most of the proceeds will go towards the restoration of the village church, which is Grade II* listed, with the rest being donated to Katharine House Hospice and Helen and Douglas House.

Co-ordinator and churchwarden Jenny Lockwood said: “It was a takings record and beat last year’s record by around £500.



“Everybody is really thrilled for it to have been successful. A lot of hard work goes into it and people feel it’s justified when they see a large turnout and we make a lot of money.”

Next year’s fete will be held on Saturday, May 13.



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