Dunchurch Festival - picture special

DUNCHURCH was transformed into a sea of colour for the annual fete and festival at the weekend.

Saturday’s attractions included weird and wonderful costumes, furry friends and music to suit all tastes.

Festivities started with a fancy dress parade through the village followed by a varied programme of entertainments on the sportsfield.

In keeping with the theme of Heroes and Villains, there was a Spitfire plane, a Messerschmitt, a cage filled with children, pulled by the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a 30ft dragon made by the ladies of the WI and a huge walking Guy Fawkes.One

Mike Judge, one of the organisers, said: “It was a bumper event, an absolutely fantastic day.

“There was a sprinkling of rain just before, but luckily it held off.”

Crowds also enjoyed cheerleading, country dancing, alpacas, face-painting and ballet.

He said on the gate alone, £2,500 was raised that will be split between local charities.