East Knoyle Fete - 7th September 2019

Fete Bunting

This year's East Knoyle Fete took place on Knoyle House Ground on Saturday 7th September 2019 which was a week later than last year and maybe was a contributory factor to being less well attended. The gate was down by fifty percent but surprisingly the result was only less a quarter of the figure achieved last year. The day was fine but not gloriously hot like last year but with the later date meant that a traditional Fete clientele may well have been stealing a late summer break in the early school term. The venue is a slight dilemma in that dogs are not allowed and the British love to have their pooch with them; plans are afoot as to how we may combat this another year.

Having said all this the main thing that we, the organisers, had wanted to achieve was a meeting of Church and village and in the comments received to date this was thought to have been abundantly demonstrated. The quality of the stalls was superb and was an example of the effort and endeavour the stallholders had made. It would be wrong to pick out any particular one as all were beautifully dressed and ordered. The children's games and sports were thoroughly enjoyed and the highlight for most was the tightly Fought Tug of War won eventually by Milton. A delicious BBQ was served next to flowing pints being served of Murray's ale so what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

(Editor's note: It was great! A very BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved)