Huge crowds turn out for village fete

Town crier Alan Vian crowns Fete Prince and Princess, Seth Buller and Maisie White, watched by the 1st Lym Valley Scouts

THE annual Uplyme Village Fete has been deemed a huge success by organisers, with one of the biggest crowds in recent years enjoying the event.

The fete was held on Saturday, June 9 at the King George V playing field in Uplyme, with a parade of the 1st Lym Valley Scouts, Uplyme Brownies and Karizma Majorettes opening proceedings.

This was followed by the crowning of fete prince and princess, Seth Buller and Maisie White, who both attend Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme and had drawn a picture depicting what the village meant to them to win their titles.

Lyme Regis town crier Alan Vian had the honour of crowning the prince and princess and acted as MC for the day, with a full programme of live music and entertainment on the bill.

The field was full of stalls run by local craftspeople, organisations and charities, while other attractions included a bouncy castle, face painting, a cocktail bar and regular duck races throughout the afternoon. There were also miniature steam rides, birds of prey and traditional Punch & Judy shows to keep the children entertained.

Organisers commented: “A great day was had by all! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and all of those that donated prizes for the raffle. “Thank yous also go to all the stall holders and everybody who attended, making this year’s fete a huge success.”

For more pictures from Uplyme Village Fete, visit our Photo Gallery

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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