There’s nothing like flowers to get your message across, and these young Fitzhead villagers are doing all they can to make sure their upcoming fete bounces back in a big way.
Connie Burton, 10, pictured left, and Megan Sully, also 10, will be selling flower posies by the dozen when the Fitzhead Fete – closed for the last two years due to the pandemic – takes place once again on Saturday 23rd July from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Cricket Ground.
The girls will be gathering the flowers and hand-tying their small posies themselves (with a little help from their mums), in a bid to do their bit to make the big day a success.
The extremely popular community fete, which traces its history back for many decades, is set to be a bumper year once again, with free parking and entrance, and a host of attractions ranging from children’s races and games to a beer tent, brass band performances by Wiveliscombe Town Band to delicious teas with homemade cakes and scones.
There will be a traditional flower show tent, a barbecue all afternoon, fun village stocks, and a host of stalls selling everything from books to bric a brac, cakes to jams and chutneys, clothes to sweets, jigsaws, tombola, a prize draw, ice-cream tricycle and more.
The fete always attracts visitors from miles around, and if the weather is good, there will also be a byo barbecue at 6.30pm.
The following day, a fun Duck Race will take place at 3pm at Holcombe Farm in the village, where delicious cakes and teas will also be on offer in the gardens.