THERE was fun for all ages at The Big Alderholt Jubilee Fete.

The brainchild of Alderholt Parish Council, the event held on Saturday united local organisations who pulled together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Hundreds of villagers enjoyed an afternoon of stalls, activities, entertainment, food, and live music. The fete opened with a parade of children dressed in red, white and bluefollowing the Alderholt Giant.

Children from St James’ First School and Nursery then performed “Here’s To The Queen”, before magician Crazy Chris took to the stage and entertained the crowds.

The line-up also included singer Nia Nicholls, Vocalize Choir and Folk-Americana band, Becoming Branches.

Alderholt Chapel’s youth and community worker, Ros Sinkinson said: “It was a brilliant afternoon that brought the whole community together. A great reminder that Alderholt is a wonderful place to live and has lots to offer, whatever age you are.”

There was also an opportunity to try out the climbing wall as well as bungee jump and tennis, alongside more traditional offerings including skittles and a coconut shy.

During the event plenty of refreshments were served up with a barbecue courtesy of 1st Alderholt Scouts, freshly made crepes and cakes from Alderholt Chapel and a tea tent provided by St James’ Church and bar run by Alderholt Social Club.


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