Local Fetes get under way
13 Jul 2013
Sir George with County Cllr Tom Thacker at The Whitchurch Duck Race Stall
Sir George with County Cllr Tom Thacker at The Whitchurch Duck Race Stall
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Punch & Judy Show at Amport Fete
Punch & Judy Show at Amport Fete
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Sir George opened the Whitchurch Parish Fete, held at The Lawn, home of the Denning Family.

Sir George congratulated the four organisers of the fete, Simon Woodman, Nigel and Cara Scarfe, and Andrew Cope for getting the show on the road, as well as the stall helpers who were raising money for All Hallows Church in Whitchurch, and St Mary's Church in nearby Tufton.

Live music was provided by the Fourfathers, and there was an exhibition of dancing by the Marina School of Dance and the McInerney School of Irish Dance.

There was a duck race, a beer tent, and the local rector Kelvin Inglis was in charge of the dartboard. “I came away with a coconut, and Lord Hailsham’s autobiography, which I haven’t read which was very well reviewed when it came out some time ago” With County Cllr Tom Thacker, Sir George had an unsuccessful attempt to win £10 by lobbing tennis balls in to a remote bucket “It was particularly kind of Mrs Denning to allow us to use The Lawn once again, and particularly as she has only recently suffered the loss of her husband".

Later on, Sir George attended a garden party to raise funds for Thruxton Church, and looked in at the Amport Village Fete which raised money for the church and the school.
 
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