An afternoon over at Thorpe Mandeville village fete today, in the south west of South Northamptonshire, for a celebration of country life.
On arrival, I headed over to see the magnificent Hook Norton Brewery horses. The two at the fete were quite nervous, as it was the first time they’d been out.
The reason the horses were slightly nervous was because Brackley Morris Men were dancing, playing and jingling a little way down the field and they gave a display for around an hour with their sticks, hankies and even bunting!
The fete was being held in aid of Thorpe Mandeville Village Hall, and there were tractors, lambs and Aunt Sally and table skittles outside, whilst inside and in the courtyard there were craft tables as well as a raffle being run by the Save our Horton team.
After a delicious burger, we went outside to enjoy the musical part of the day which started with 5Ways, a local barbershop group and I switched to my musical alter-ego, LadyGigger!
After that, it was time for the Hook Norton brewery horses to depart:
Next up on the music stage was Stevie Cooper, later joined by his daughter Lindsey-May:
A view from behind the stage of the outside entertainment: tractors, aunt sally and table skittles. Most people were sitting on hay bales or at tables around the stage, enjoying the music.
Last up on the music stage were Flo and B who’d come over from Northampton and an excellent set which was enjoyed by the crowd (and me!)
I had a quick wander round the fete to see what else was going on
After that, there was just time to draw the raffle (and I actually won a prize) before going home