Lemsford Fete 2018: Residents soak up 'amazing' event

PUBLISHED: 14:25 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:27 08 May 2018

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Thomas King, 9, enjoys smashing plates.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Thomas King, 9, enjoys smashing plates. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Thousands of residents thronged to Lemsford Fete to enjoy an "amazing" community get-together.

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Oliver Hopley, 11, enjoys playing the drums.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Oliver Hopley, 11, enjoys playing the drums. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The popular event returned to St John’s CoE School and Church on Bank Holiday Monday, and involved locals providing delicious homemade food and fun to fundraise for the school, church and other charities.

Visitors were treated to live music, maypole dancing, barbecues, a Pimm’s and beer tent, train rides and face painting.

New this year was an animal corner with guest appearances from exotic animals such as snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies.

Mandy Evans, headteacher at St John’s CoE School in Lemsford, said: “It was a really bubbly, traditional village fete.

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Elsie, 3, enjoys the train ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Elsie, 3, enjoys the train ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

“We had a teddy bear zip-wire from the church tower, and events were going on in the church as well such as classical music.

“It was essentially a wonderful way for everyone to come together as a village community.”

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Joshua, 20 months, enjoys the train ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Joshua, 20 months, enjoys the train ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Jessica Strayton, 6, has her hair braided.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Jessica Strayton, 6, has her hair braided. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Elodie Whybrow, 4, with a painted face.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Elodie Whybrow, 4, with a painted face. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Yusuf Martin, 8, enjoys the archery.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Yusuf Martin, 8, enjoys the archery. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - The Moon family enjoy the day out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - The Moon family enjoy the day out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Bobby Angell, 8, enjoys the Gladiator games. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Bobby Angell, 8, enjoys the Gladiator games. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Thomas King, 9, enjoys smashing plates.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Thomas King, 9, enjoys smashing plates. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Kristal French, 10, enjoys smashing plates.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Kristal French, 10, enjoys smashing plates. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Oliver Hopley, 11, enjoys playing the drums.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Oliver Hopley, 11, enjoys playing the drums. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Elsie, 3, enjoys the train ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Elsie, 3, enjoys the train ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Joshua, 20 months, enjoys the train ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Joshua, 20 months, enjoys the train ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Jessica Strayton, 6, has her hair braided.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Jessica Strayton, 6, has her hair braided. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Elodie Whybrow, 4, with a painted face.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Elodie Whybrow, 4, with a painted face. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Eva Jarmain-Chew, 3, with a painted face.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Eva Jarmain-Chew, 3, with a painted face. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - The Every Voice Choir. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Yusuf Martin, 8, enjoys the archery.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Yusuf Martin, 8, enjoys the archery. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Daisy Beachmanp, 7, spinning a plate.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Daisy Beachmanp, 7, spinning a plate. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Talla Edmund, 7, enjoys the skates.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Talla Edmund, 7, enjoys the skates. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Lochy, 5, enjoys spinning plates.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Lochy, 5, enjoys spinning plates. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Max Dury, 5, enjoys the archery.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Max Dury, 5, enjoys the archery. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - The Moon family enjoy the day out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - The Moon family enjoy the day out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Blake Palmer, 10, enjoys the Gladiator games.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Blake Palmer, 10, enjoys the Gladiator games. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Elliott Clark, 6, enjoys the Gladiator games.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Elliott Clark, 6, enjoys the Gladiator games. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Ava Shaw, 4, enjoys the bouncy castle ride.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Ava Shaw, 4, enjoys the bouncy castle ride. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Ruby Williams, 6, has her face painted.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Ruby Williams, 6, has her face painted. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Daisy Sanders, 3, enjoys her candy floss.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Daisy Sanders, 3, enjoys her candy floss. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Bobby Angell, 8, enjoys the Gladiator games. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Bobby Angell, 8, enjoys the Gladiator games. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lemsford Fete 2018 - Kristal French, 10, enjoys the hoopla.


Picture: Karyn HaddonLemsford Fete 2018 - Kristal French, 10, enjoys the hoopla. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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