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11:00am Friday 27th July 2012 in D-F
EBRINGTON Village Fete and Family Dog Show took place on its traditional date, the second Saturday in July, in spite of the weather and all the other problems that have been presented to anyone trying to organise an outdoor event this summer.
With our usual location of the cricket ground no longer practical, we were grateful to Bill and Sally Bond-Williams for the use of Battledene Farm for this event.
Finally, after a week of mindblowing activity, the fete was opened by Bill Bond- Williams on time and we even had sunshine! 2012 is the 100th anniversary of Battledene House which turned the fete into a celebration party too.
It proved to be a successful afternoon with crowds enjoying the Chipping Campden Swing Band, Rozie T’s School of Dancing, the Caramba Theatre Group’s very animated performance of The Billy Goats Gruff, and classic cars and tractors. The marquee on the lawn was a hive of activity, while nearby were colourful gazebos each busy with produce, plants, preserves, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks, barbecue, books, bottles, craft items, bric-abrac, wheel of fortune, and a raffle of prizes from local businesses.
The children had plenty to occupy them with the Animal Mania mobile zoo, the display of creatures of the rainforest showing how well camouflaged they can be, an obstacle course, face painting, crown darts, and skittles. The dog show was busy with classes for everything from veteran to best biscuit catcher.
Our thanks go to all involved, including the car parking team, in making it such a memorable event.