Villagers enjoy sunshine fete at Milton Lilbourne

Villagers enjoy sunshine fete at Milton Lilbourne

Grace and Liane with cuddy toys at Milton Lilbourne fete

Jack with Steve the Parrot

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Villagers in the Pewsey area flocked to Milton Lilbourne on Saturday to enjoy all the fun of the fair in glorious sunshine.

The Wadworth dray horses turned up in all their finery while the dancing poodles of Angela Richens delighted the crowds around the arena.

Alan Lamb, from South-ampton, brought his talented Newfoundland dog Berkeley along to show off skills which include playing the tambourine.

Bluebell Majorettes from Swindon performed their routine twice and White Horse Kite Flyers delighted the children by offering to take their teddy bears on a parachute jump, launching them from a kite.

The fun dog show was won by Edward Elletson, of Huish, with his collie Twiglet to receive the George Ferris Memorial Cup.

There was plenty of music to accompany the activities, from the Durrington Walls Wind Band. Pewsey guitarists played in the bar all afternoon and evening.

The six-acre recreation ground was filled with stalls and exhibits, including classic cars and vintage farm machinery. The food and drink stalls did a brisk trade as people tried to keep hydrated on the much-appreciated flaming June day.

Carol Parsons, of the fair organising committee, said all records of attendance and fundraising had been broken. She said: “We had a record number of people because of the weather and, although we haven’t worked out a final figure yet, the money raised will have broken all records.

“We are supporting two charities this year – Prospect Hospice and Wiltshire Air Ambulance – and we hope to be able to present them with a good lot of money.”

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