Hundreds enjoy packed fete
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.
●● 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
●● Jackie Robinson from Cup Cakes and Co