Record Attendance at the 2014 Spaldwick Fete

Spaldwick Fete

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Spaldwick Fete, which was the biggest ever! In the previous week, there were ominous weather forecasts but, amazingly, the Fete managed to miss all the bad weather.

At the previous 2013 Spaldwick Fete, there were 540 visitors during the day and a large group attending the hog roast in the evening to set a new attendance record. Well, the 2014 Fete set new records again, with 650 visitors during the day – a 20% increase on last year!

Feedback from the event has been incredibly positive, and Lucy Frain (Chair of the Social Group) will be publishing a full review of the Spaldwick Fete here in the coming days.

The Fete was opened in majestic style by Spaldwick’s very own David Watson, and you can view the video below. If the video stutters or does not display in HD, you need superfast broadband! View our Spaldwick broadband page for more information.

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View photos of the Fete

You can view high-resolution photos of the Fete from Mark Heath by clicking on the link below:

View photos of the 2014 Spaldwick Fete

More are coming soon! If you are a budding photographer, please feel free to email us a link to your photos of the Fete, which we are happy to include here. Please don’t be shy. Thanks to John Lock for providing a link to his photos, which you can view by clicking on the following link:

Photos of the 2014 Spaldwick Fete from John Lock

We will also be bringing you additional videos of the Fete with Lucy Frain’s report.

Below is a photo of the very popular Maypole dancing from Spaldwick School. Click on all the photos on this page to see larger versions.

Spaldwick Fete maypole dancing

A hog roast was offered in the evening. This year, we were also treated to a great performance from All the Right Notes, featuring Spaldwick’s Mark Hunter on drums and Mark Sturdy on bass and, from Coventry, Barrie and Paul on guitars and vocals. Paul’s daughter, Charlotte, also sang vocals (below).

Spaldwick Fete vocalist