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Lyddington Village Fete attracts a strong crowd





The sun shone down on hundreds of visitors at a traditional village fete.

People attending the event in Lyddington on Saturday (May 11) were treated to all the favourite stalls with a tombola, bric-a-brac and a coconut shy as well as refreshments including a Pimms tent and barbecue.

There was plenty of entertainment with a dog show, live music and a display of 35 vintage cars.

Rosie Cornes, 14, Edie Sturgess, 14, and Ibti Sayigh, 15, helping on the coconut stall
Rosie Cornes, 14, Edie Sturgess, 14, and Ibti Sayigh, 15, helping on the coconut stall

Keith Ormrod, an organiser of the event, said: “It was a really lovely day. People sat to enjoy the sunshine while listening to the band.

“All the stalls were pretty busy.

“It was very successful.”

Christine Westwood, Lucinda Cracknall and Annabel Sharpe on cake stall
Christine Westwood, Lucinda Cracknall and Annabel Sharpe on cake stall

The spring fete has been held in the village for decades and most of the money raised goes towards the upkeep of St Andrew's Church.

“It is over 700 years old so needs a lot of maintenance,” he said.

Although the total amount of money has not yet been totted up, Keith believes it is a good amount.

Gretton Silver Band
Gretton Silver Band

Photos from the event were taken by LincsOnline photographer Chris Lowndes and can be bought here.

English Heritage also opened Lyddington Bede House for free visits during the day.




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