Great day out at village fete

Childrens sack race. Photograph Keith Robertson
Childrens sack race. Photograph Keith Robertson
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THERE was fun for all the family at an annual village event on Saturday. And there were big cheers when the local team won the tug-of-war competition at the Belsay Fete.

Among the other main attractions were a Belsay’s Got Talent show, a performance from the Newbiggin Brass Band, sports activities, terrier racing and pony rides.

Children had plenty of things to enjoy, including Splat the Rat, stocks, a goalscoring competition, name the teddy and a treasure map.

A range of stalls were on the field – from plants and cakes to books and bric-a-brac – and the Stamfordham Young Farmers ran a barbecue and bar.

One of the main organisers, Laura de Wesselow, said: “Everyone had a jolly good time and there was a great attendance from local families.

“Some fantastic produce was made for the stalls, the tombola was very popular as always and we managed to bring in a decent amount of money.

“I would like to thank in particular Angus Thompson for organising the tug-of-war competition and running the talent show along with Helen Pearce, and also Jen Howell for her efforts.”

Money raised from the fete will be split between Belsay First School, the Cricket Club and Bolam Church.