Village puts on its best for fair

Mitford Village Show barbecue is ready, from left, Joan Lawson , Brian Hedley , Elaine Scott. Picture by Keith Robertson
Mitford Village Show barbecue is ready, from left, Joan Lawson , Brian Hedley , Elaine Scott. Picture by Keith Robertson

It was a successful day all round as Mitford put on its best show to host its annual fair day.

The sun came out on Saturday as the village organised a series of events into the evening.

This year, the fair featured vintage and classic motorcycles, which proved a massive hit with families.

In addition, the Mitford team won the tug-of-war competition for the first time in the fair’s history.

Organiser Elaine Scott said: “The event went very well this year.

“It is the fourth time we’ve done the fair. It began with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and was so successful we continued. This year we had a group on the village green called Lucky who were very popular. There weren’t as many motorbikes this year, but everything seemed to go very well.”

A whole host of different activities took place, including the Nutty Professor science show to entertain the children, Hoy the Wellie and tug of war competitions, and there was even fancy dress in the theme of the Battle of Waterloo.

Mrs Scott added: “We’d like to thank all the local people who came and helped. It wasn’t just people from Mitford, they came from all over the local area, which was so lovely. We even had Ice Bar from Morpeth with an old fashioned ice cream van, and they said they would give back ten per cent of their profits as it was a free event.

“We’re always open to suggestions and do appreciate all feedback.”

Anyone with feedback on how to improve the event for next year can email scotts25@talktalk.net or call 01670 514948.