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Bardwell fete proves a winner with visitors despite no Dakota fly past




This aerial shot of Bardwell Village Fete was taken by Bob Hale who flew a drone over the event
This aerial shot of Bardwell Village Fete was taken by Bob Hale who flew a drone over the event

Lots of visitors and kindly weather made Bardwell Village Fete a success for all.

And while the expected fly past by a vintage Dakota was called off due to poor weather conditions at RAF Coningsby this did not dampen the day’s enjoyment.

Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Barbara Sanderson enjoying the flower stall ANL-150620-183953009
Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Barbara Sanderson enjoying the flower stall ANL-150620-183953009

Instead a drone flew overhead and this aerial shot of the event was taken by Bob Hale.

The village church, playing field and school PTA are all expecting to benefit by around £600 each after the day’s success.

There was something for everyone, from Zumba dancing for the more energetic, to children’s races, some quick cricket, plenty of stalls and a barbecue and refreshments.

There was a fun tug of war and cake making and tee shirt decorating competitions.

Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Maddie Combes (12) face painting Lola Rumbelow (3) ANL-150620-183306009
Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Maddie Combes (12) face painting Lola Rumbelow (3) ANL-150620-183306009

Music was supplied by Stanton Musicians and visitors also enjoyed some vintage and classic cars that were on show .

Lucky enthusiasts also enjoyed being driven in a Jaguar E type while a drone flew overhead taking aerial shots of the day.

David Ray, chairman of the village playing fields committee, said that the annual event which is normally held close to Midsummers’ Day had in recent years struggled with poor weather, pouring rain and tents blown away by high winds. This year the weather had been kinder.

“We had something for everyone and entry was free and I think we did very well as we’re not heavily commercialised. It’s very much a community event and people say what a nice atmosphere the day brings,” he said.

Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Olivia Gross (10) and Molly Elvin (10) having fun fishing. ANL-150620-183835009
Bardwell Summer Village Fete. Olivia Gross (10) and Molly Elvin (10) having fun fishing. ANL-150620-183835009

The village has recently officially opened its expanded playing field which has enabled the local cricket and football clubs to expand and offer improved facilities.



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