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Sun shines through on fête day

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

  • From left, Helen Syrett, Diane Hale and Nikki Cheetham serving cake.

  • Flushing Fete. Oliver Warshaw and Malcolm Wilding serve up the Pimms. Pic: Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20140824A-004_C

  • From left, Tom Treloar, John Ollerenshaw and John Smith manning the plant sale.

  • Anna, Matthew and Jane Wreyford, with Frodo the dog.

  • Archie Murray with Ruby, who came first for best trick and second for sitting.

  • Imogen Dawe-Lane with Inca, who came second in the happiest dog category.

  • Flushing Fete. Roz Oddy and Monica Smith. Pic: Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20140824A-007_C

  • Flushing Fete. Suzie Fallon and Chris Dibb. Pic: Toby Weller Ref: TRTW20140824A-009_C

  • Irene Gardiner in her finery.

  • Joshua, 8, prepares to whack the rat.

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THE sun shone on a village fête after a morning of heavy rain.

The St Peter's Church fête at Flushing Bowling Green on Monday was well attended by local residents and visitors.

Opened by organiser and longstanding church member Irene Gardiner, the traditional end-of-summer celebration featured a mix of activities.

Mrs Gardiner said: "The day before we suspected that the weather would not allow us to hold the fête outside, which would mean fewer attractions on offer.

"Luckily, our prayers were answered and the sun shone all afternoon, which added to a wonderful day."

Bowls, wellie-throwing, a coconut shy and splat-the-rat game provided visitors with a range of activities, alongside ice creams, cream teas and an abundance of stalls selling books, toys, cakes, gifts, jewellery and bric-a-brac.

Wendron Silver Band provided musical entertainment and magician Brian Adams stepped in at the last moment to replace puppeteer Professor Goodvibes, who was unable to attend with his regular Punch and Judy show.

Winner of a new category in the fun dog show called Musical Sits – a dog-themed Strictly Come Dancing – was Bonny, with handler Jackie Pogson. Best in Show went a black labrador named Lara, with handler Flora Dodd.

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