Gallery: Datchworth village fete raises record sum

A QUINTESSENTIALLY English fete broke previous village records this weekend. Around �12,500 was raised as the weather stayed fine for the

A QUINTESSENTIALLY English fete broke previous village records this weekend.

Around �12,500 was raised as the weather stayed fine for the Datchworth village fete.

Activities such as splat the rat, hook a duck, a Punch and Judy show and a bouncy castle, attracted thousands of people to the village green.

Anne Dexter, who organised the fete, told the WHT it was "fabulous".

"We had a fantastic day and we beat all our old records," she said.

"Every activity had a non stop flow of people.

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"With the sun shining and the music from the Melody Makers flowing, it was simply beautiful.