GALLERY: Village fete and flower festival attracts record visitors “and all had an excellent time”

Newton Fete, Wisbech.

Newton Fete, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

ORGANISERS of a village fete and flower festival say advance publicity by the Wisbech Standard helped them achieve record visitor numbers.

Newton Fete, Wisbech.

Newton Fete, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

One of the organisers Rick Game said: “Thanks to the brilliant weather - and no doubt the excellent advance coverage you gave the events in the last issue of the Standard - we had well in excess of a thousand visitors.

Newton Fete, Wisbech.

Newton Fete, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

“And all seemingly had an excellent time.”

He said that whilst the fancy dress had few entries, the children’s’ sports, tug of war and fun dog show were all well supported, as was the cake bake competition.

He said that Steve Tierney, a former county councillor, unveiled the notice celebrating the completion of the Playing Field Project, which recognised the £70,000 plus funding received from the Lottery, WREN and FDC.


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“A special plaque also marked the awarding of the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field Status,” he said.

“Mr Tierney then declared the fete open and, to keep it in the family his wife Marie helped me judge the dog show later in the afternoon.”

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Mr game said the two day flower festival attracted a lot of interest “thanks to the 30 plus arrangements, mostly done by local residents.”

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