Little Marlow Village Fete on Bank Holiday Monday
The Residents of Little Marlow have held a Village Fete on August Bank Holiday Monday for well over 30 years. The Fete is run by the Little Marlow Amenities Committee which is elected at an annual public meeting to which all villagers are invited.
Yet again the Little Marlow Village Fête was a great success. Although we got off to a bit of a slow start, once people realised that the sun was going to continue to shine - as apparently it always does for the Fête - they turned out in their hundreds. As usual there were plenty of activities. The children’s races attracted a number aspiring Olympians, many of whom had perfected the 'Mobot' and the Lightening bolt, although it may be some time before any of them reach the speeds of their heroes. The dog show proved to be as popular as ever, as did the fastest shot, the coconut shy and the plate smashing. There was a constant queue for the tombola and nearly a hundred people tried to guess the weight of the Balthazar of wine._ but only one person was spot on with his guess of 18.4kg. Business was a1so brisk at the church stall, the cake stall, the bric- a-brac and the book stall- An innovation this year was the display of classic cars which attracted a lot of interest. As usual one of the biggest crowd-pullers was the tea pavilion. Th is was not surprising given the fantastic array of home-baking on offer.
Valerie Brownridge, Chairman, Little Marlow Village Amenities Committee