Lt General Sir Freddie Viggers opened Appleshaw's traditional village fete, which had a World War l theme. The fete included a number of remembrance elements, such as a remembrance themed flower arrangement, an unusual cooking challenge to make a trench cake, and, for the children, the chance to design a hero's medal. At 3pm, 50 pigeons were released to honour the important work of carrier pigeons in both World Wars.
The Andover branch of the Genealogical Society also put on a World War l display, depicting their research in to one person from each of the villages surrounding Andover, as well as from Andover.
At the end of the day, Sir George presented the prize winners of the Flower Show, Fruit, Veg, Homemade Produce, Baking and Photography classes.
"Despite the weather, there was a huge turnout at the fete, and one of the events was the presentation by last year's medal, Cllr Janet Whiteley, of a cheque for £4,000 to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Ambulance".