Celebrate Surfleet makes day for village

Val Gemmell teaches Amy Huddlestone to crochet inside Surfleet Village Hall.
Val Gemmell teaches Amy Huddlestone to crochet inside Surfleet Village Hall.

The most important date in Surfleet’s calendar brought good crowds, grand weather and great fun to Glen Park on Sunday.

Balloon rides, flying demonstrations, parachuting teddy bears and clog dancing were just some of the delights on offer at the fourth annual Celebrate Surfleet Summer Fete.

Beauvale Ensemble early music group members Carolyn French, Maureen King and Dianne Olive.

Beauvale Ensemble early music group members Carolyn French, Maureen King and Dianne Olive.

There was plenty of room for pet lovers too with a open fun dog show attracting a range of breeds, while the more artistically minded were catered for with a craft display at Surfleet Village Hall.

Other highlights included Spalding Ukelele Band, Zumba and martial arts demonstrations, remote control cars, bouncy castles, raffle and charity stalls.

Tony Blissett, chairman of Celebrate Surfleet Community Group, said: “We’re a group of people in the village who got together, formed a committee and put on an annual fete.

“There are no other large events going on in the village during the year and any money we do get, we use to organise and run the following year’s fete.”

Surfleet Parish Council chairman Mary Hurst said: “Each year the group has done it, it’s better than the last one and this year there were lots more stalls, lots more people and the weather was very kind which helps.

“It was a great day, with performances by the ukelele band, Zumba team and lots of dogs for the dog show.

“The community group is to be congratulated for organising a wonderful show.”