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Rushden Village Fete - 21 June 2014 

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with thanks to John Dingemans





The Rushden Fete and sock commemoration!

The school children of Rushden school 100 years ago, who knitted socks for the troops at the Front, would have loved the 2014 Rushden fete which was a ‘sock’ commemoration! All put together by our Fete ‘coordinator extraordinaire’ Karen Pettyfer.


We had sock bunting, sock games, some (frankly atrocious) coloured socks worn on various parts of the anatomy and, naturally a sock competition which was won by Mary Glaze from Wallington. In the village hall was a copy of a very poignant letter from one Gunner Holmes thanking one of the children for the socks he had received…somewhere in France.

The day dawned fine and stayed like that banishing thoughts of the last two distinctly soggy fetes.


All the usual stalls were in evidence including delicious teas and a BBQ with a refreshing barrel of ale to help cool you down!

We had two live performances, Gabriel Taylor on keyboard and two ‘sets’ fromour fete nightingale Ellis Pettyfer who played and sang to perfection.


The fete drew to a close with a spirited tug of war from the younger fete goers.


With so many events taking place in the region there was always the danger that numbers would be down, but in the event there was a good steady flow through…apparently only 5 or 6 pints left in the barrel as confirmation!


Better still, and despite the competition, a princely sum of £3,714.57 was raised to help swell the coffers of the village hall and church.  

with thanks to John Dingemans