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Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete celebrates another busy year of community celebrations





The Yattendon and Frilsham Village Fete celebrated a massive attendance on Bank Holiday Monday, despite the rain.

The fete, established more than 230 years old, was opened by Lord Iliffe and welcomed hundreds of families from far and wide with offerings of games, local produce and craft stalls.

Kennet Morris Men in the village square
Kennet Morris Men in the village square

This year marked the return of the dog show, traditional Morris dancing in the village square and performances by VoxSonix choir on Manor Field.

Punch and Judy
Punch and Judy
Burger team at the ready for the fete
Burger team at the ready for the fete

And new attractions this year included a strawberry and cream stall, plus more music from the Newbury Ukulele Town Strummers and Scampy acoustic harmony duo.

VoxSonix performing in the Manor Field
VoxSonix performing in the Manor Field
Lord Iliffe and Robert Woods at the fete
Lord Iliffe and Robert Woods at the fete

Due to increasing demand, the fete included extra parking and a third entrance gate, each manned by volunteers from the Charlie Waller Trust, Newbury Riding for Disabled and West Berks Foodbank.

Four-month-old, Lilo, keeping out of the rain
Four-month-old, Lilo, keeping out of the rain
Michelle Allen throwing a Christmas Tree
Michelle Allen throwing a Christmas Tree
Egg catching competition
Egg catching competition

Offer attractions during the day included a baking competition, Christmas tree throwing, a tug of war and egg throwing.

The organisers wish to thank to event’s sponsors for all their hard work, including: Strutt and Parker, Premier Heating Solutions, Overwatch Aerospace, Beechfield Farm, The Royal Oak and The Pantry.

Kennet Morris Men in the village square
Kennet Morris Men in the village square
Max and Alex write on the car
Max and Alex write on the car
Newbury Ukulele Town Strummers
Newbury Ukulele Town Strummers

The fete raises a vast sum of money each year to go towards local charitable causes.

Most of the funds raised are allocated to the Yattendon and Frilsham Sports and Social Trust.

Newbury Ukulele Town Strummers
Newbury Ukulele Town Strummers
Kennet Morris Men in the village square
Kennet Morris Men in the village square

But proceeds from last year’s event were also contributed to the 1st Cold Ash Scout Group, John Simmonds Trust, Newbury RDA, Connecting Communities in West Berkshire, Newbury Cancer Care, Newbury Samaritans and The West Berkshire Countryside Society.



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