MIDSUMMER’S Day provided the perfect backdrop for Whiteparish Fete, held at the Memorial Ground on Saturday and raising funds for All Saints, School and Church.

This year's theme was 100 years ago, and children in fancy dress walked from the church to the new Memorial Centre after being judged by 98-year- old former longterm resident Marjorie Andrews.

The fete was well attended as villagers browsed the many stalls, including tombola, plant, book and bottle stalls and homemade crafts goodies.

The children had fun on the bouncy castle and refreshments were available, including afternoon tea in the Cowesfield Room of the new hall, freshly made burgers and very welcome glasses of Pimm’s.

Entertainment was provided by singer Harry Ellis and the Miss Melanie Forest School of Dance.

The competition winners were as follows:

Children's competition in All Saints' Church

Picture or Collage - Ollie Oakley Junk Model -

1st George Davey

2nd Jett Grimes

3rd Maddie Vernon and Abbie Kerr.


1st Elena Pinkney

2nd Esme Blake

3rd David Skeates and Adrian Woodbridge.

Fancy Dress Pre-School

Martha Ball KS1

1st Alex White

2nd Catherine Gillett 3rd Maddy Vernon


1st Toby Cooper

2nd Matthew Gillett

3rd Elena Bessey.

The Group Fancy Dress Prize was won by Poppies.