‘Only at the Easton Fete’ remarked one observer, as we collectively gambled on where a minion called Steve would dump his load of bananas.
Just hilarious and, as this event is usually a glimpse into the creative direction for the Easton pantomime for later this year, creates a lot of speculation on the way that amazing event will be going before Christmas…’Despicable Me and the forty thieves…’ ‘Snow White and the 7 Minions’…perhaps
Easton cricket pitch is a great venue to hold the annual Fete.
You can see all the stands at one glance and whether you are interested in welly throwing, splat the rat
or seeing if you can chuck a log between the rungs of a ladder,
it caters for all tastes. A great dog show and even races for the children and the not so young. The Moo Music stand run by the Rosewell family got everyone dancing Moo Music
The bar manned by the men of the village (including our MP Steve Brine)
and the Pimms Tent manned by four elegant ladies in spotty aprons
were amongst the most popular stands, I suspect, except for the Judes ice-cream van, which would have had a completely stellar day (it was hot), had they not had a broken freezer and had to return to head office for a replacement.
Teas and cake were hugely popular, as always at the Fete.
A super day and a fantastic turn out for an event which marks that welcome turning point between the end of the school holidays (and cricket season) and the beginning of the Autumn term. A great opportunity for Eastonians to catch up on what their neighbours have been up to over the Summer and to discuss plans for the Autumn in the late Summer sunshine.
Thank you to all those who put so much effort into organising such a super day which has raised money for all the village charities and a particular thank you from the Itchen Valley Parish for the great contribution that this event makes to us being able to continue to do what we do throughout the year.
Revd Alex Pease