A STORMY night and a forecast that was “not good” caused some tension as Roadwater Fete day dawned – and a few stallholders cancelled due to the conditions.
But the grey and showery morning improved as setting up was completed, by 2pm it was more settled, the sun appeared and, surprisingly, not a drop of rain fell on the fete ground.
The organisers were also thrilled that, at the end of fete on July 22, £6056 had been raised for the hall and recreation ground.
Slightly fewer people were in attendance on the day, July 22, but still plenty to enjoy the pleasant afternoon.
An exhibition of sketches and paintings by the Roadwater Art Group and a display of information and artefacts from the West Somerset Mineral Railway both attracted an admiring audience.
Vintage motorbikes were shown outside the hall and were appreciated by the enthusiasts, and the fire engine and crew from Williton Fire Station made a welcome appearance.
And the popular produce show provided the items to go under the ‘hammer’ wielded by announcer and auctioneer Nigel McBrayne, while a grand raffle and silent auction helped boost takings.
Pictures and results in the Free Press (August 4)