AN annual celebration has been a big success this year – with the help of hard-working villagers and volunteers.
Singleton Fete, which took place on the cricket field on Saturday, attracted more than 300 adults and lots more children.
“A scene of decimation faced us on Saturday morning as, due to unexpected heavy winds during the night, four marquees were irreparably damaged, with torn canvas and twisted supports,” said a spokesman for the fete committee.
But the villagers regrouped and were soon back in business. A steel band serenaded visitors as they perused bric-a-brac, plant, jewellery and clothing stalls. There was also a tombola and plenty of activities for children. John Hewson paid a flying visit to this year’s fete with his collection of owls – a first for the fair.
Singleton CE Primary School set up a children`s tombola and an Irish dance display.
The fete committee made £4,345 which will be match-funded with a donation from IGas Energy Plc.
All the proceeds from the fete go towards the Singleton Church fabric fund for the upkeep of the tenth-century building.