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Rougham’s village fete is hailed as ‘the best one yet’




Rough Village fete''Pictured: John Bird playing the music ANL-160530-193505009
Rough Village fete''Pictured: John Bird playing the music ANL-160530-193505009

Organisers of Rougham’s popular village fete have hailed the event as the ‘best yet’.

The event, on Saturday May 28, saw more than 500 people descend on the village’s playing field for a day of live music, entertainment and family fun.

Rough Village fete''Pictured: MP Jo Churchill officially opening the fete ANL-160530-193409009
Rough Village fete''Pictured: MP Jo Churchill officially opening the fete ANL-160530-193409009

Martin Chapple, chairman of the fete committee, said the event was a fantastic way of bring the community together.

“This year’s fete was marvellous - the best one yet,” he said.

“This is such a geographically large village, we are all spread out and don’t have much of a village centre hwre.

“The fete is one day the whole village can come together.”

Rough Village fete''Pictured: Libby Seys (10) in the village stocks ANL-160530-193300009
Rough Village fete''Pictured: Libby Seys (10) in the village stocks ANL-160530-193300009

Among the entertainment on offer were four bouncy castles, a 100 bottle tombola, live music from the Bury Folk Collective, a classic car show and ‘welly wanging’.

“We also had village stocks so we could put the miscreants in them but I managed to keep out of them somehow,” said Martin.

The event was opened by Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket MP Jo Churchhill.

This year’s fete was the sixth since the event was relaunched in 2011.

Rough Village fete''Pictured: Chris Kisko with his 1947 Dodge ANL-160530-193357009
Rough Village fete''Pictured: Chris Kisko with his 1947 Dodge ANL-160530-193357009

The fete, which this year raised more than £1,100, supports several charities including the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Relay for Life and Dogs for the Blind.



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