The fete played on –despite rainy day blues

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Toby Turner braved the rain to sit in one of the military vehicles.

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Toby Turner braved the rain to sit in one of the military vehicles.

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A VILLAGE fete beset by poor weather on Saturday has raised £930 for village amenities.

Despite almost constant rain there was a good turnout and people enjoyed displays of martial arts, some military vehicles, a children’s fancy dress competition and some welly throwing and crockery smashing during a break in the clouds.

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Good news for stall holders however.

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Good news for stall holders however.

Several events were cancelled because of the weather but many were able to continue inside the village hall. Military vehicles from the Suffolk Military Vehicles Trust were one show as well as a Toyota MR2 taken along by Steve Lumley.

Cllr Christopher Spicer, St Edmundsbury Mayor, opened the fete and presented fancy dress prize winner Felicity Ellis, seven, with her prize.

There was also attendance by brownies, guides and scouts, Bury ATC and a recruitment trailer from the Royal Anglians.

Money will be shared between Risby Pre-school and village amenities.

May9or of St Edmundsbury Christopher Spicer opened Risby fete and presented prizes for the children's fancy dress competition

May9or of St Edmundsbury Christopher Spicer opened Risby fete and presented prizes for the children's fancy dress competition

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Kuk Sol Wan demonstrations. (need to check this spelling!)

The Risby village fete, where heavy rain forced everyone indoors! Kuk Sol Wan demonstrations. (need to check this spelling!)