An afternoon of fun at Snettisham fete

Vintage cars attracted plenty of attention at Snettisham fete
Vintage cars attracted plenty of attention at Snettisham fete
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Snettisham’s annual fete has gone from strength to strength over the last four or five years after a short break when there was a shortage of people with the time to organise it.

Now a new committee has put it firmly back on the village calendar. But unlike many fetes its prime object is not to raise money but to provide an afternoon of fun and entertainment for residents.

What money is raised is put towards the twin objectives of a Christmas children’s party and the upkeep of the playing field on which the event is held.

There was plenty of entertainment with stalls run by organisations raising money for local worthy causes and attractions such as a bouncy castle and a roundabout.

A classic car display attracted long rows of the gleaming cars of yesteryear.

A constant stream of fans wandered amongst, and marvelled at the engineering skills of marques such as Talbot, now only a distant memory, and Morgan three-wheelers, still built by hand in Malvern, Worcestershire, with a waiting list that has varied from six months to ten years, such is the enthusiasm for the make.

The centre ring also had its attractions with a dog show and a dance demonstration by the Rollason Stage School.

There was children racing on hobby horses or watching a Punch and Judy show, ensuring that every age group was catered for.

Topping it all off was music by jazz group Empty Trio.