Planning for Festival Field 2022

Festival Field 2022 – Our Next Village Fete

Festival Field is 2022's Village Fete

Festival Field 2022 is the working title for next year’s Village Fete. Planned to take place on 4th June 2022 it will be closely linked to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the beacon lighting on 2nd June. Planning started in September with a group of parish councillors and members of the public sharing ideas. Their outline plans for Festival Field include:

Sports

Sporting plans so far include:

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Return of the Fete

The Village Fete returns on Saturday 24th July

Barney Beagle looks forward to seeing you there!

Last year we had to cancel the Annual Fete due to COVID-19, but this year we cautiously open back up again after lockdowns. Taking place on Saturday 24th July between 12 – 4 pm, the Fete will be held entirely outdoors and scaled down, but we hope it will still bring joy and allow us to celebrate being together again!

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Day 24 of Lockdown – The “Wot No ….” Edition

Day 24 of Lockdown

Day 24 starts off being a day of cancellations, passes by some gratitude from the NHS and moves on to an inevitable lighter moment with a musical cups game to try with the kids.  Don’t forget to join the applause for those in the front line tonight!

Cancellations

Village Bulletin

Whilst recognising that the Village Bulletin is particularly appreciated by those without access to technology, the difficult Continue reading “Day 24 of Lockdown – The “Wot No ….” Edition”

Planning the Fete – Who has the best ideas?

Fun at the 2016 fete

Fun at the 2012 fete
Zumba at the 2012 Jubilee Fete

Planning the Fete

Planning the Fete starts today – do you have some great ideas to make next years the best yet?

A team of volunteers will be meeting today, 14th October, in the John Lampon Hall at 7:30 pm.  This group welcome all to come and help plan next years’ event and look forward to hearing some great innovative ideas from new faces. Continue reading “Planning the Fete – Who has the best ideas?”

Gardeners’ Summer Visits

Summer visits to Shrubs farmGardeners’ Summer Visits

The Gardeners’ summer visits this year started after their 2018/19 programme of talks came to a conclusion.  They were particularly happy that the weather remained on their side.

Shrubs Farm

In June, a group went on a self-drive trip to Shrubs Farm in Lamarsh, a garden in the National Garden Scheme.  The owners, Robert & Sara Erith have lived at the farm since 1966.  The farm has superb views over the Stour Valley.  Members were given an entertaining and informative tour of the garden, parkland and ancient woodland by the owner.  Robert explained the planning and ethos behind the beautiful planting and vistas.

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Edwardian West Bergholt & Gainsborough House

Edwardian West Bergholt DisplayEdwardian West Bergholt & Gainsborough House

The Local History Group gave villagers an insight into Edwardian West Bergholt at the recent Village Fete.  The History Group manned a stall which included a display discussing West Bergholt during the Edwardian period.

The display, drawn from the 1901 and 1911 censuses, showed that villagers had a range of employment.  Significant numbers of men were either employed on the land or by the Daniell and Sons Brewery.  Women were often employed Continue reading “Edwardian West Bergholt & Gainsborough House”

The 2019 Village Fete Invites You To Enjoy Yourself

There will be Tug of War at the 2019 Village FeteThe 2019 Village Fete

The 2019 Village Fete promises something for everybody – not just those visiting it.  First of all, are you into Tug-of-War, performing in public or do you run a local club or organisation?  If so you are invited to come along as well. (Get the latest information & downloads here).

Call for Tug of War Teams

Would your pub, club or firm like to enter the Village Fete’s Tug of War competition?  Sign up (your team of 6 – over 18s only we’re afraid) Continue reading “The 2019 Village Fete Invites You To Enjoy Yourself”