HIGH LITTLETON AND HALLATROW VILLAGE DAY
The Somerset Guardian, 31st August 2022
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of going to the High Littleton and Hallatrow Village Day with my three youngest children.
This year marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event, which the organisers said was one of the most well attended yet. The fields were filled with stalls, a beer tent, skittles, a coconut shy, a play area for children and places to buy ice creams and sweets.
The afternoon started in the main arena with the City of Bath Brass Band followed by the Scruffs Dog Show. As the weather was a little cooler this weekend the dogs were able to attend and compete. I was pleased to meet the winner of the most handsome dog award while waiting by the bouncy castle. As usual, there was a large tent for locals showing their produce and prize presentations followed for each category. After the awards were announced there was an ever popular barn dance. The revellers were accompanied this time by the Pipley Barn Dance & Ceildh Band.
This year, the local Yarnbombers decorated the village with a knitted and crocheted A-Z trail of fruit and vegetables, giving participants the chance to play a quiz. This was a fun activity that both adults and children alike could get involved with.
Much like the Clutton Flower Show, three of my sons loved the fete. Anselm’s cricket practice helped him to win a coconut at the shy and Anselm, Alfred and Sixtus all loved climbing on the tractors and pretending to drive.
Once again, I was highly impressed by the generosity of so many people who worked hard to make this a most enjoyable and memorable occasion.
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