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What a glorious and successful village fete (July 2019)

Liz and I would like to express our thanks to all you wonderful villagers; friends of the village (Sarah and Mabli Davies) and supporting relatives of villagers for making our 2019 Fete such a great event. Just over £1,000 was raised for the running and maintenance of the village hall. Thanks to those who ran stalls, put up and down marquees, served teas/coffees and cakes, made signs, attended planning meetings and much much more! We had a wonderful team and I think it showed on Saturday 29 June.
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We would particularly like to thank all those who gave bric-a-brac, bottles of wine, gin and everything in between. To those who baked and shopped for items like ice creams. To those who made bunting for the village hall (Monica Dennis) or gave sweets and prizes and loaned equipment for events. To those who loaned PA systems (HRT – Phil Thomas) and even a flat-bed trailer (Paul Llewellyn) – you are all stars.

Also special thanks go to Lewis James (Lewis James Playing Surfaces for the TLC he gave to our village green. He is extremely busy at this time of the year but did a tidy job especially for us!

We may well have forgotten to mention someone but there were so many involved this year! Oh yes – like the Alpaca and Pygmy goat owners. However, we want to say one more time THANK YOU


For those of you on Facebook, here’s the link to the album on St Hilary Community: and click on the read more link below for a short report on the fete which was submitted to the Gem:

St. Hilary Village looked beautiful, decked out in bunting and bathed in sunshine, as people arrived for the annual fete on Saturday 29 June. From Splat the Rat to super ice cream sundaes; from animals to auctions; treasure hunts to the Tombola, there was something to entertain everyone!

Over £1,000 was raised, for Village Hall funds, whilst visitors and villagers browsed the bric-a-brac; tried to beat the blacksmith and balance a coin on a lemon. They enjoyed cakes and tea, whilst listening to the Ukulele Stars from Llantwit Major. The children were entertained in the circus arena (the village green), running races and having a mighty tug-o-war.
As the afternoon became evening, many people moved on to the pub (The Bush Inn) to enjoy the hog roast and a talent show from young musicians, singers and bands extraordinaire. The stage was a flat-bed trailer, provided by St. Hilary farmer, Paul Llewellyn. Seb, who runs the ‘Playroom’ Music school, fronted the line-up and entertained a large crowd until 9 pm.
A perfect end to a brilliant day.