The Bishop of Colchester has helped launch our plans for this year’s Peldon Village Fete, which will include an aerobatic display as well as the traditional fun.
The Right Reverend Roger Morris climbed the 83 steps of the tower at St Mary the Virgin Church to look at the route the YAK 52 plane will take.
The plane is sponsored by Colne Valley Electrical and during the display, pilot Nigel Willson will fly over the fete and across the adjacent Abberton Reservoir.
Bishop Roger said: “The church has been a focal point of this village for a thousand years. I hope plenty of people will turn out on June 9, have fun and support the efforts of The Friends of St Mary’s.”
Planned attractions include:
- 20 craft stalls
- Local produce
- Cream teas
- Jubilant Brass
- Bouncy Castle
- Punch and Judy inflatables
- Barbecue and bar
The approximate timings for Rover’s Dog Show (provided by Can Rover Come Over) are:
- 11:30 Best Puppy
- 12:00 Best Pedigree
- 12:30 Best Crossbreed
- 13:00 Golden Oldies (8+ years)
- 13:30 Best Rescue
- 14:00 Waggiest Tail
- 14:30 Fancy Dress
- 15:00 Prettiest Bitch
- 15:30 Handsome Hound
- 16:00 Best in Show
* Register at Rover’s Tent.
The fete will run from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, June 9, with the aerobatic display expected at 2.45pm. Admission is £2.50 for adults, 75p for children.
There is plenty of free parking at the fete venue in Lodge Lane, Peldon, CO5 7PZ.
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