Hun­dreds en­joy packed fete

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than a thou­sand rev­ellers put on their sun hats and headed to Langley for the an­nual vil­lage fete.

It was opened by guest of hon­our Forbes Fur­mage, with Hollinhey Rose Queen Amy Par­don by his side as he ar­rived in a horse drawn car­riage.

Ali­son Archer, who helped or­gan­ise the event, said: “It was re­ally, re­ally good.

“We’d all been dread­ing it be­cause the weather wasn’t look­ing good – I think ev­ery­one in Langley was check­ing the weather forecast – but it turned out to be ab­so­lutely glo­ri­ous.

“The field was packed with peo­ple.”

Visi­tors en­joyed car dis­plays, fell race, tug-o-war, kids races, games, food stalls, and mu­si­cal per­for­mances from the Chi­nese Mar­bles, Night Flight and the Kon­taani Band from Langley, which opened the fete.

Ali­son added: “The mu­sic was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. Ev­ery­one was up on their feet at the end of the fete danc­ing – you could see where all the grass was tram­pled!”

Ali­son reck­ons the event raised more than £6,500, which will go to­wards the up­keep of the 100-yearold vil­lage hall and a se­nior cit­i­zens’ Christ­mas din­ner and cel­e­bra­tion for vil­lagers.

Pic­tures: Matt Rat­cliffe

●● Pupils from Hollinhey School in their fete fin­ery

Lou He­bron cooks up a treat on the burger stall and lads en­joy some ice cream fun

Jayne Wil­son of Pretty Vintage Things (left) and one of the fete games

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●● Jackie Robin­son from Cup Cakes and Co

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