2007 Village Fete


The 2007 Caston Annual Fete took place at Chase Farm on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd June and, thanks to the blessing of warm weather and plenty of sunshine, it was well attended. It was opened by Father Bob Nicholls, the rector of The Church of the Holy Cross, Caston.

All the “fun of the fair” was enjoyed by the many visitors of all ages. Folk tried their skills at operating a JCB by placing a tennis ball on a cone, storming the castle with tennis balls fired from a cannon, finding hidden treasure, trying to win a giant polar bear toy, backing their favourite number in guinea pig racing, chancing their luck on “the human fruit machine”, trying to beat the goalkeeper in a penalty shoot out and many more side shows. There were superb home baked cakes to be won in raffles or bought from one of the many stalls manned by village volunteers. Stalls included fancy goods, bric-a-brac, second-hand books and puzzles and plants.

A skilful demonstration of gymnastics was provided by the pupils of Caston School which entertained the many spectators and an exhibition of vintage tractors provided great interest to the mechanically minded.

For a rest, visitors were able to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes in the garden whilst listening to the delightful melodies of the Watton Silver Band. The afternoon concluded with the drawing the lucky winners of the Grand Draw and a vote of thanks from Father Bob.

Many congratulations to the organisation of Jane Horner backed with the assistance of the Chapman and Hall families together with the many helpers and stall holders from Caston and the surrounding villages. Together that provided a most memorable and enjoyable afternoon for the many visitors and, not least, raised over £2.900 for the Church of The Holy Cross, Caston.

posted by David Blincow

Following four photos thanks to Mary Nichols


Rob Summers provided the photos for the following two slide shows.

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