The Village Fête

The Village Fête

The Village Fete…a great, British tradition … still quite common in Britain although I’m sure that throughout my own childhood there were far more.. 

They are usually outdoor shows held on village greens or recreation grounds with a variety of activities and more often than not they are organised by an ad hoc committee of volunteers from organisations like religious groups or residents’ associations.

Attractions seen at village fêtes include raffles, coconut shies, bat a rat stalls, white elephant stalls, cakes, and home produce such as jams and pickles. Entertainment may include Morris dancing, tug of war, fancy dress and pet shows.

In Tysoe, Warwickshire, the Village where my Mother lives, the Church Fête is held every year at The Manor House by kind permission of the family who have lived there for many years and every year they throw open the gates to the village and its people and their guests to enjoy a very happy, British affair. Here are some pictures of today’s lovely day out ….


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One of my Mother’s very first outings since her accident





My delightful Nephew


a Saturday #selfie

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  1. Oona
    6th June 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Village fetes are so quintessentially British and I love them. Tysoe Manor House looks gorgeous & glad the sun shone for you. Lovely to see your Mother in the photos and hope she is recovering well after her horrible accident. X

  2. Jane kaye
    7th June 2015 / 9:20 am

    Lovely photographs Georgina. The Fete is correctly The Church (St. Mary’s) fete. Open to the whole village of course as it always has been, and it is a perfect venue to hold it at.

    This year I could only just watch whilst everyone did all the work. the Maypole dancing by the village school is particularly pleasing. The children are so good. The Races – lots of categories were well attended too. I resisted!!!

    We were blessed by the weather this year and the roses were spectacular.

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