Thousands set to feast on big day for village
Organisers anticipate 10,000 people
A VILLAGE is getting ready for one of the biggest days in its calendar, with thousands of people expected to visit.
The organisers of the Chalfont St Peter Feast Day hope to have 10,000 visitors at this year’s event, which takes place on Gold Hill Common on June 27.
Now in its seventh year, the event runs from 10am until 10pm and all proceeds raised go to local causes.
Attendees can expect a variety of entertainment throughout the day including dog and duck, classic car and Punch and Judy shows, gymnastic and dancing displays and a fun fair as well as 100 stalls.
In the evening, musician
THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT: Chris Bright and Yasmin and Reuben Searle with Punch and Judy entertainer Geoff Felix at the 2014 event. Ben McKelvey will be supporting Bee Gees tribute act Stayin’ Alive in front of an expected 5,000 people.
Cars, some of which are almost 100 years old, will be taking part in the Chiltern Hill Climb, reenacting races that took place in the 1920s and 30s up Chalfont Heights (see below), after which they will be driven to the common for people to see.
Mike Day, one of the organisers of the event, said: “I’m feeling very positive. I’ve been involved in this since it started in 2009. We just love it, but it’s hard work.
“We could do with more volunteers but it’s good fun and it’s just lovely to see so many local people come out for the sole purpose of having a good day out.
“It’s nice to hear what a great event it is and that people are thoroughly enjoying it.
“It’s all looking good. We’ve had a word upstairs about the weather and we hope it will be lovely and sunny.
“Whether you like dogs, ducks, the Bee Gees, tug of war, you name it, we’ve got it.”
There is no car park on the site, so Mr Day advised people wishing to attend to either walk or take the shuttle bus from Chapel Lane car park.