A big thank you to everyone who helped raise the amazing figure of…..£5,358!
The second All Saints’ Church Medieval Fete was held this year on 17th June, one of the hottest days of the year, in the beautiful garden of Feeringbury Manor. The wonderful hot sunny day, meant we had a really good turnout, with over 400 adults plus children (with free entry) and dogs, who came along to join in the fun.
It was a really happy day with plenty to do and look at, including enjoying a walk round the garden, which was full of colour, but also had some nice cool shady areas.
Claire and Rob Fahey, both Real Tennis World Champions, opened the Fete. Robert was awarded the MBE for Services to Real Tennis last year and we were very honoured to have them to open the Fete. Our Town Crier, ‘Skip’ again announced the opening and various other events, all in his beautiful uniform.
So many members of our village participated in helping with the Fete; there must have been at least 50 people helping – it was a real Community effort and so wonderful and such fun all working together for the same end.
The Fete looked so pretty round the garden with stalls from Messy Church, tombola, homemade cakes, plants, to lacemaking, spinning and weaving. We had several commercial stalls which all added to the funds. The Fellowship of the Dragon had archery, which was much enjoyed and looked suitably medieval. Eden Falconry came along for the second year, with their beautiful eagle and hawks, which were another great attraction. However, the most fun attraction this year were the Thameside Mummers. They put on two different very amusing plays, with wonderful costumes. One on St George and the other The Derbyshire Tup, about a ram with someone dressed up in the most amazing ram’s costume. It was so hot, but he seemed to survive and it was a very touching story. The plays lasted exactly the right amount of time, not too long and were such fun.
There were plenty of refreshments with delicious Tiptree and Rodda’s Cornish Cream teas. The ladies worked so hard getting and taking the teas to everyone. Cold drinks were very popular in the heat and the Beer, Pimms & Wine Tent did exceptionally well. They even ran out of Pimms at one point but “Colin their knight in shining armour”, saved the day by bringing fresh supplies! Buntings provided hot food but probably the most popular stall of the day was Chris’s Ices, which had a constant queue for ice cream.
The stalls all did exceptionally well. All the hard work of collecting up cakes, books, plants and so many prizes for the tombola, were rewarded by an exceptional result. Not forgetting all the help given so energetically, for designing the leaflets and posters, for dealing with publicity, for collecting up all the chairs and tables, the parking, the gate, counting the money, putting up gazebos and erecting stalls, bringing the toilets, providing the music and clearing up afterwards. Everyone was so helpful and kind.
So many thanks go to everyone involved – we would like to thank our sponsors and donors and all our helpers for giving up so much time and helping to make it all such a success. We also thank everyone who came to the Fete and helped contribute to our final total and made it a very special day!
We have already started planning for next year…keep an eye out for further details!
All Saints’ Church Feering
Medieval Fete Planning Committee
Click on the photo above to go to the 'Fete Photos' page
Medieval Fete June 2017
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, stall holders and everyone involved!
Sponsors & Donors
Cream Tea Society http://www.creamteasociety.co.uk
Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream https://www.roddas.co.uk/
Tiptree Jam http://tiptree.com/
Thameside Mummers (Private Sponsor) http://themorrisring.org/side/thameside-mummers
Fellowship of the Dragon Medieval Archery http://www.historyblooms.co.uk/default.html
Eden Falconry (Private Sponsors) http://www.edenfalconry.com/
Red Fox Brewery http://www.redfoxbrewery.co.uk/
Peter Watts Wines http://www.peterwattswines.co.uk
Buntings of Coggeshall http://www.buntingfoods.co.uk/
Chris’s Ices http://www.chrissices.co.uk/index.html
Sugar Design http://www.sugargraphicdesign.co.uk/
Leaders Ltd http://www.leaders.co.uk/branches/kelvedon
Barrett & Coe Photography http://essex.barrettandcoe.co.uk
Foster Contracting Ltd http://www.fostercontracting.co.uk/index.html
Kelvedon Massage Therapy http://www.massagetherapykelvedon.co.uk/home/4577756314
Halcyon Health and Beauty http://www.halcyonspa.net/
J E Pedersen Kelvedon Master Butcher http://www.kelvedon-masterbutchers.co.uk/index.html
Stonefield Farm Shop https://www.facebook.com/StonefieldFarmShop
Cutting Edge Hair Salon Kelvedon http://cuttingedgekelvedon.co.uk/
The Sun Inn, Feering https://www.suninnfeering.co.uk/
The Old Crown, Messing https://oldcrownmessing.co.uk/
The Bell Inn, Feering https://www.facebook.com/The-Bell-Inn-468052480031106/
The Blue Anchor http://www.theblueanchorfeering.co.uk/
The Tavern on the River (Railway) http://www.thetavernkelvedon.co.uk/
The Chapel Inn, Coggeshall http://www.thechapelinn.com/
The Crusty Loaf, Tiptree - 9 The Centre, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0HF
Ricksu, Coggeshall http://www.ricksu.co.uk/
Nigel Bennett – Heating & Plumbing Nigelbennett.email@example.com
Kelvedon Funeral – East of England Coop - firstname.lastname@example.org
Perrywoods - http://www.perrywood.co.uk/
Anna Taylor Beauty Therapist - Tel. 01376 572037 / 07720 781269
Horizons Regained Ltd – Tel. 07855 369516 / Joanna@horizonsregained.com
Lady Members of Prested Hall Racket Club
Sue and Andrew Howard (mini bus)
Kelvedon & Feering Scouts (loan of gazebos & chairs)
St Mary’s Kelvedon (loan of tables & chairs)
Mr Bob Moore (loan of beer tent)
Mr R & Mrs J. Crayston
Mr & Mrs Taylor
Miss E Shepherd
Mrs J Willet
Mrs J Anderson
Mr & Mrs Coode-Adams
Various anonymous donors
Cornish Cream Teas
Beer & Bar Tent
Messy Church – shields & headdresses
Tombola, Chocolate Tombola
Cakes, Plants, Books
Stalls - Food & Refreshments
Buntings of Coggeshall - http://www.buntingfoods.co.uk/
Candylicious Party Hire (candyfloss & sweets) http://www.candyliciouspartyhire.co.uk/
Chris’s Ices - http://www.chrissices.co.uk/index.html
Stalls – Merchandise & Chattels
Bentley Bespoke www.bentleybespoke.com
The Crafty Moose https://www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMooseSophieRose/
Feering Flower Club http://www.feeringflowerclub.co.uk/
Liz Huxley Wildlife Photographer - http://www.lizhuxley.co.uk/
Great Leighs Honey https://leighshoney.wordpress.com/
Harvey’s Deli https://www.facebook.com/harveysdeli/
Charlotte’s Hampers and Gifts www.facebook.com/charlotteshampers1
Prested Hall Rackets Club email@example.com
The Wildlife Trusts http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/
Suffolk Sand Lady www.suffolksandlady.net
Candylicious Party Hire (face painting) http://www.candyliciouspartyhire.co.uk/
John Gamble Toys - firstname.lastname@example.org