Flitcham parade well supported by village

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. ANL-150830-210442009

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. ANL-150830-210442009

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The summer fair and parade from Abbey Farm to Flitcham is set to become an annual date on the calender following the success of its inaugural event at the weekend.

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of villagers on Sunday as the Flitcham community turned out in force to support the

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. Ther Local Molly Dancers ANL-150830-210515009

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. Ther Local Molly Dancers ANL-150830-210515009

Social committee chairman Rob Jary said: “The weather wasn’t brilliant, but we couldn’t have hoped for a better turnout.

“It was an absolutely fantastic afternoon and it was good to see so many people lining the streets.

“We need to make sure that funds are coming in to the community centre on a regular basis and events such as this this help to do that.

“So far we’ve raised just over £1,400 which we are thrilled to bits with and this will become an annual event.”

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. ANL-150830-210526009

Summer fair parade from abbey farm to Flitcham Community Centre. ANL-150830-210526009

Pam and Richard Cross, who have played a big part in the community, officially opened the parade which was led by a little boat based on the design of the village sign.

A float with children from the village was followed by one of Elmo from Sesame Street carrying the village football manager.

There were Harley Davidson motorbikes, old cars and molly dancers while agricultural engines and a water pum were provided by Adam Fenn from the village.

A number of stalls, including cakes and toys, added to the afternoon fun along with face painting, sumo wrestling and football games.

Mr Jary thanked Sary Jary, who was behind the event, Val Blackmur, Patsy Young, Eileen Jarvis, Bill Cllyndurt and everyone else who contributed to the parade to make it such a success.