Hurst Green turned out in force for village fete

Rebecca Hayhurst (11) the Hurst Green Spring Fete Queen
Rebecca Hayhurst (11) the Hurst Green Spring Fete Queen

The revival of a village fete has been hailed a huge success.

Residents of Hurst Green turned out in force to support the fete, which was resurrected after an absence of four years.

A spokesperson said: “The sun shone on fete day and made it perfect! The reborn Hurst Green Fete was a good one. With crowds packing the Bailey Field and a long queue for the ice-cream. David Jacques acted as MC and the fete was opened by Mary Bailey.”

Mary’s first duty was the crowning of May Queen 2015, Rebecca Hayhurst who was attended by John-Gerard Turner and Lyla Turner before presenting the cups to the various winners of the competitions, including Julie Macfarlane for overall most points in the adult sections, Daisy Riding for most points in the eight years and under competitions and Megan Holden for most points in the nine years and over classes. The Pet Show was won by Louise Cummings with her dog Jack.

Delicious fete teas were provided by the 3 in 1 Coffee Stop crew and the children of St Joseph’s RC Primary School performed a dance around the maypole.

The spokesperson added: “The village came out in force to help with, and attend the fete.

“In recognition of the disaster in Nepal a donation will be made to this appeal.... Not all the takings are yet counted but judging by the crowds this fete was a great success.”