Crowds will flock to Winwick for village’s biggest fete and show

A previous fete at Winwick.
A previous fete at Winwick.

Hundreds of visitors will once again be making their way to a tiny village in of Winwick for the Country Church Fete and Family Dog Show.

It takes place on Sunday, September 6, and looks like being the biggest since Winwick first started holding Fetes more than 70 years ago.

Back in those days, in addition to stalls and attractions, the afternoon gave local children a rare opportunity to see a film, with straw bales to sit on, and the flickering screen projected onto a large white sheet.

Fast forward 70 years, and the fete’s nod to nostalgia is very much in evidence with visitors in 2015 having the opportunity view lots of stalls, take part in the famous Duck Race and a chance win a trip in a superb 1914 Vauxhall.

There will even be a coconut shy, birds of prey, Songs of Praise in the church, and the perennial fairground favourite hman fruit machine.

The fun starts at 2pm and entrance is £2.50 for adults, and £1 for senior citizens and children over 12. Proceeds to the church.