Gallery: Essex village brings back fete after 10 year absence

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 07:23 30 May 2010

Stebbing Village Fete

Stebbing Village Fete

AFTER a 10 year absence, Stebbing s village fete returned on Sunday to great success – and it could become a regular occurrence from now on. Vintage tractors displays, majorettes, numerous club and craft stalls, games, photographic exhibition, a raffle an

AFTER a 10 year absence, Stebbing's village fete returned on Sunday to great success - and it could become a regular occurrence from now on.

Vintage tractors displays, majorettes, numerous club and craft stalls, games, photographic exhibition, a raffle and refreshments were all on offer during the special day at Mill Lane Playing Fields and pavilion.

The event was organised by the Stebbing Society. Spokesman Ernest Howard said: "This is the first time the village has held any fete or function for a decade and it went brilliantly.

"It was absolutely heaving all day; there must have been a couple of thousand people there. We had some really positive feedback.

"The aim of the day was to give all the clubs an opportunity to showcase what it is they have to offer, and to drum up some numbers. In that sense it worked really well."

It was such a success that the event could become a permanent fixture in the village calendar.

"The community spirit that the fete generated has encouraged us to do it again next year," added Mr Howard. "Stebbing definitely needs something like this to bring everything together."

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