North Waltham hold Oyster Festival
29 Apr 2006
The Hampshire Caledonian Pipe Band lead the procession from the school to The Fox
The Hampshire Caledonian Pipe Band lead the procession from the school to The Fox
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Sue Hallman of Passionate about Fish at her stall
Sue Hallman of Passionate about Fish at her stall
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The Landlord of the Fox at North Waltham, Rob Mackenzie, hosted an Oyster Festival to raise funds for the village church and local voluntary organisations.
"Rob tells me that this is not the first oyster festival on the site; shells have been found from Roman times nearby. But the Romans would not have asked the Scots to provide a pipe band to launch their festival."
Before taking over the lease at the Fox, Rob worked in the fish industry building up his firm, Salmon Poachers Ltd. His daughter Sue runs Passionate about Fish Ltd, which trains people in the industry.
The Festival was launched by Sir George and by Rev Michael Kenning, the Rector of St Michaels. There was live music, jousting, entertainment for children and stalls selling produce in aid of local voluntary organisations.
"This event brought the village together; gave everyone a marvellous time and raised some useful sums for worthwhile local causes; well done Rob and Sue for masterminding it."
http://www.passionateaboutfish.co.uk
 
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