The Revd Andrew Good declared Forncett St Edmund’s very first fete open at one o’clock on 6th August to the distinctive chimes of the church’s single bell. Delicious cream teas were expertly prepared by Jasmine and Sheila and served by them and their team of lovely ladies, while ‘Frier Tuck’ (Taverham) was on station providing other refreshments. There was a very wide selection of bric-a-brac for sale, but a major attraction, as always, was the home-made cakes and provisions stall, which had completely sold out before the end of the day.
Bowling and quoits attracted a lot of interest; while In the church watercolours by Margaret Webster were on sale, and young violinist, Alex Preece, serenaded those who ventured in. A grand total of £935 was raised for the Forncett St Edmund Roof Fund, which was due to a marvellous co-operative effort.
Photographs by Henry Wright.