One of our editors managed to snap a few images from the Summer Fete held on Saturday, but if anyone has some good images from the parade or of the the Fete King and Queen or better ones of the fun and games, please send them in and we will create another montage. There must be better pics out there, but we hope you enjoy these and they remind you of what turned out to be a really fun event, despite the dreadful weather early on.
As usual, even though there was an initial downpour, and some of the stallholders were having trouble holding their gazebos steady in some pretty strong July wind, the residents of Tarvin didn't let this dampen their spirits, they came out and supported all the stall holders and event organisers.
Cheerful, music could be heard across the village from the Scout band who played brilliantly as the Fete parade wound its way to the King George V Playing field from Pool Bank. The Fete Queen and King arrived with their retinue of lords and ladies and their guard of Guides, and Brownies. They were crowned just in time before the rain arrived.
After some initial reticence, the Legionnaires managed to persuade some locals to join the Roman army.
Richard from the Manor veterinary practice judged the annual dog show.
Francis did his usual fantastic and hilarious job of compering the fun and games of Wellie throwing and the Tug of war in the centre of the field.
The lovely folks from the Methodist Church put on a delicious spread of cakes and much needed warm teas and coffees in the Edna Rose room at the community centre.
Tarvin Tennis club held free sessions throughout the fete and Dr Rachel and Simon Harding from Williams wood were helping people get creative with natural materials.
The Creepy Crawly Show entertained children and adults alike in the Main hall at the Community centre with a plethora of wonderful animals, not all of them were creepy or crawly.
The Duddon School and Tarvin Christmas Market volunteers ensured everyone was well fed with Burgers and Pancakes.
The Fete could so easily have been spoiled by the weather but thanks to the determination of Tarvin residents and other fete – goers not to let it spoil their day and all the people involved with putting on the event it was in fact a successful and fun day!
Ed: Thanks to the wonderful team of organisers and volunteers led by Rev Adam Friend. The fete was yet another example of what can be achieved when a group of very willing volunteers and residents team up in Tarvin.