Cheers for scouts
Alice Osler and Evie and Ethan Smith having fun on the bouncy castle
REAL ale and other refreshments flowed freely at a festival held to raise money for repairs to a scout hut. Seer Green Scouts held their first beer festival in aid of their headquarters in Park Place, Seer Green, on Saturday and Sunday.
There was a fly past by Spitfires on the day, as well as a tuck shop, bouncy castle, face painting, nail art and games.
There were also live bands and singers, who played while people enjoyed beer from the marquee or wine served from a converted 1950s camper van.
Rachel Gibson, who helped with the event, said: “The weather was fine. There were several hundred people there on both days, who managed to drink the bar dry – twice!
“We have had some great feedback, many asking for it to be an annual event.”
The bars sold 1,020 pints of beer, 470 glasses of wine, 105 pints of lager and 70 pints of cider over the two days.
Money raised will go towards renovating the HQ, which was built in the 1970s and has problems with its lighting and holes in the roof.
The scouts have permission for the planned works, which they gained at least 18 months ago.
ATTRACTION: Kirsty Jones tempting people to buy raffle tickets and stylish goods
FLIPPING: Mark Soyers mans the barbecue
ON DRAUGHT: James Taylor fills a glass with real ale in the beer tent
TIPPLES: Simon Edwards and Caroline Webb serving in the ‘wine van’