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Traditional fete pulls in the crowds

Owlswick Morris performing at Thornton College fete PNL-140906-172419001

Owlswick Morris performing at Thornton College fete PNL-140906-172419001

Music and Morris dancing kept thousands of visitors entertained at a country fete.

The annual Thornton College Fete, included activities for the whole family and was sponsored by the Buckingham brancho of Hamptons International.

Entertainment included The Great Horwood Silver Band, Water Eaton Samba Band, the Owlswick Morris Dancers, Trevor Hill’s falconry display, traditional stalls such as welly-wanging, tombola and a Pimms tent.

The pupils of Thornton College opened the fete by performing maypole and country dancing with great skill.

This year’s dog show judges were Rob Davidson and Pat Wells. Classes were available for both pedigree and novelty dogs as well as a junior handling competition.

Rosettes were hotly contested in each event, with owners returning to Thornton every year to compete.

Agnes Williams, headmistress at Thornton College said: “The event was a fantastic success, made possible by the help of the PTA and whole school community. We were delighted to welcome so many people to Thornton on a fine summer’s afternoon.

“The Thornton Fete enjoys an enviable reputation and this year was certainly one of our most successful ever.”

 

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