Fancy dress parade kicks off Greatham Feast weekend

Queen, Alice in Wonderland and even the Spice Girls helped to kick off Greatham Feast in style for another year.

Saturday, 22nd June 2019, 5:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 6:07 pm
Annual Greatham Feast village fete parade on Saturday.

The feast weekend started with a children’s parade through the village and a church service before the annual bonny babies competition.

Saturday, June 22, known as ‘feast day’, sees the village gather on the green for entertainment, games and competitions in the afternoon, plus a live band in the evening.

The Saturday festivities started with a fancy-dress parade, which made its way from outside the Smiths Arms pub through the village to the green.

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Archie and Jack Innes as Batman and Robin

Among the prize winners were one-year-old twins Archie and Jack Innes, as Batman and Robin.

Parents Lee Innes and Charlotte Barton had even decorated their double buggy as the Batmobile.

Lee explained the thinking behind their fancy dress, and said: “It just seemed like a good idea because they really are a dynamic duo.”

Annual Greatham Feast village fete parade on Saturday.

Ava Richardson won the individual children’s competition as a tub of popcorn.

“It was just an idea I came up with,” said mum Karen.

Greatham Feast this year runs until tomorrow, Sunday, June 23, with community activities organised by local volunteers.

Cheryl Hutchinson, of the organising committee, was delighted with the start.

Annual Greatham Feast village fete parade on Saturday.

“It has been fabulous,” she said.

“The fancy dress turn-out has been amazing. The fun will be going on right through the day and there is live music tonight.”