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

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.