Hothfield Village Fete Memories
19th September 2010

...in the rustic heart of Kent


 

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photograph of Name The Bear competition run by Sheila Flynn at Hothfield Village Fete 2010

Name The Bear competition run by Sheila Flynn.  Winner was Frances from Ashford.

 
The Hothfield Village Fete opened at 12:00 noon on Sunday 19th September and went on until 6pm.  Below is a report by Tina on the highly successful Fete. (Place your computer mouse over each photograph to see a caption.)

We hope you all enjoyed the Fete and had fun on the stalls and rides. The event was a great success plus we made around £1000 profit to go towards keeping your Hall open for you to use. We apologise that the Hog Roast let us down and that you all had to queue for a long time for our burgers or hot dogs.

The top prize at the Grand Raffle was won by Amanda from Little Chart. Once again we’d like to thank all of you who donated prizes and for the generosity of everyone who bought tickets or took part on our various stalls. The huge teddy was named “Nanook” (the Inuit name for ‘Polar Bear’) and was won by Frances in Ashford. The most nails hammered into the log was 21 which earned George Latter £5 for 30 seconds work, and congratulations to Roger who won a bottle of wine for milking over 1.2litres from our cow.

We’d also like to thank the military vehicle owners for coming along for us to admire their cherished vehicles, and to the emergency services who also gave up their time to come to our event and to take on our Tug-of-War team. The Fete could not have been successful without the help and energy of the Friends of St. Margaret’s Church, Hothfield Fete Committee, the RSPCA, the Hothfield Support Group and the generosity of local businesses, plus many many more (you know who you are) and Community Payback who helped to clean up the field and car park. We gratefully presented John and Pat Coles with a small gift to thank them for use of their field and for mowing and rolling it for us.

If you bought a Pyracantha plant, but didn’t come back to collect it, then please call Chris on 624105. Also if you bought a Hothfield History book that stops at page 102 then Chris has got your missing pages from 103 onwards.

Location Map

 
photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Peter Patten opening the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks busy stalls at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Dorita serving customers at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Peter Howard overseeing the milking at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Tug o War competition at the Hothfield Village Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Fete amusementsphotograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of childrens ride at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Kent Wildlife Trust stand at the Fete photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Kent Wildlife Trust stand at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Boot Fair at the Fete photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Boot Fair at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the play bus at the Fete photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of stands at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Fete stallsphotograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Hothfield Singers performing at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the History Society's stand at the Fete photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Bluebells Children Centre stand at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of Fete sideshows photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Lottery Draw stall at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of vehicles on show at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Tug o War competition

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Tug o War competitionphotograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the Tug o War competition

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of a stall at the Fetephotograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of sideshows at the Fete

photograph by Hedley Grenfell-Banks of the St John's First Aid at the Fete
All photographs courtesy of Hedley Grenfell-Banks


   

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