Traditional summer fete in aid of Saxon church’s upkeep

Bishopstone Summer Fete, Seaford, APO31034, Krissy and Alan Latham

Bishopstone Summer Fete, Seaford, APO31034, Krissy and Alan Latham

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Hundreds of people went along to Bishopstone’s traditional summer fete on Saturday August 3 and helped raise £3,250 for St Andrew’s Church.

The ladies running the kitchen reported serving about 200 lunches and more than 400 cups of tea to hungry and thirsty visitors.

A fun dog show, run by Linda Wallraven, meant there were a lot of well behaved dogs around the village green and many went home with rosettes for their efforts.

Held on the village green and in the parish hall, there was a Punch and Judy show, face painting and games, such as hoopla and wet sponge throwing, as well as a toy stall, music from Seaford Silver Band, games and stacks of stalls.

Stalls sold plants, preserves and bric a brac, as well as cakes, cards, linens and gifts, clothes and books and there was a raffle and bottle tombola.

Church member and stall holder Janet Wright said the amount raised was up on previous years as the usual figure was between £2,000 and £3,000.

“It was a lovely hot day and there were crowds of people,” said Janet.