Village defies rain to make Fete a great success!

HRH Bob, Keevil’s reigning Wassail King, bottles-up with his Knight of the Wassail Court, Sir Geoff 🙂

How lovely to receive the following message from Norman Owen this morning… Happy Monday Keevilians!


You have all combined to make the Fete a success despite the weather, raising a fantastic £2360.06 A truly wonderful achievement and one you should feel proud about.

Keevil folk have expressed their thanks to me for being the organiser and co-ordinator, but the real people who deserve congratulations are those who ferried things from the Village Hall etc., put up gazebos, sold second hand tools,  cooked cakes, made things, provided gazebos, sold teas in the rain, put together the Human Fruit Machine paraphernalia, organised chances to win wine and tasty treats, collected books and bottles, the attractive Guides items and efforts, donated items and sold things and helped clear the Manor site afterwards were the vital ones in the enterprise. 

It is you, individually, who should receive the plaudits and I and the Church PCC offer you our profound thanks for your hard work. If I have failed to mention your efforts in this list, I apologise.

I must also express thanks to Rob Thomas for opening the Fete and Marilyn who gamely helped keep the chairs and tables dry between showers and the helpers selling cakes and teas.

I must not forget the fact that we were honoured with the presence of His Royal Highness the Wassailing King of Keevil for assisting with the opening ceremony. He was impressive dressed in his new hat and full cloak!

Tomorrow, if the weather improves, I might be able to dry the gazebos and put them away, empty my trailer and relocate the contents to their normal places, etc., for the coming year. The question as to whether we can look forward to a 2022 Fete is another question which we will face at the start of the new year .

It has been a great result and really showed what Keevil folk can do when the restraint of Covid is removed.


Watch out for the full Gallery on the website, we’ll let you know via the next Buzz Roundup. Here’s a couple of picks in the meantime, plus a wee video of the Human Fruit Machine courtesy of Graham Miller 🙂

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