Saturday 17th August and the weather held fine – despite the dire warnings of the weather people! This was the first time that the annual fete had been held in Church Hill, in recent years it has either been in Olveston Primary School grounds or in John Cryer’s farmyard.

Permission was sought to close the road for the afternoon and, lo and behold, the village turned out in full support. The stalls included plants, bric a brac, homemade cakes, books and Pimms, along with a BBQ and cream teas in the church itself.

Vocal entertainment was provided by the Severn Whalers singing some lusty sea shanties and wowed the crowd.

“Host with the most” Rev Steve Oram compered all afternoon, encouraging all and sundry to spend, spend spend. And they did. The final total profit was over £1,600.

Well done everyone!

The Severn Whalers performing at the Church fete 2019