Thou­sands set to feast on big day for vil­lage

Or­gan­is­ers an­tic­i­pate 10,000 peo­ple

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­

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.


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