The 2019 Village Fete was a great event.

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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!

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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.

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A perfect end to a brilliant day.

For those of you on Facebook, here’s the link to the album on St Hilary Community: click on albums