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Country dancers at Letwell summer fayre

Home-made teas at the village hall


A hard core of volunteers have been busy behind the scenes preparing for this year's Letwell street fayre - taking place with one or two new attractions and lots of old favourites on the afternoon of Saturday July 1st.

Last year's show stoppers - The Hawks of Steel - will be flying free again and performing impossible tricks on the village street. The award-winning Thurcroft Brass Band will be delivering the music, and the newly formed Retford Pipe Band will be marching and playing too for the first time at Letwell.

The mouse hunt - a winner with young visitors last year - will be up and running as will the ever popular pot smashing, coconut shy and splat the rat. The fire brigade and police will be in attendance, and the scouts, brownies and rainbows will also be joining in cooking bacon butties and running children's games. Members of the WI will be serving home made teas in the village hall all through the afternoon. Snail racing, a favourite last year, will be back on the street once more.

Organisers are urging villagers to deliver home made jams, chutney and garden produce. More plates, mugs and jugs are wanted for the pot smashing stall. Contact Adrian on 01909 540218 if you have any unwanted bits and pieces.

The cake stall - which was very much on the depleted side last year - needs extra support. Villagers are being encouraged to deliver home made cakes, buns, biscuits, flapjack or even sweets to the village hall on the morning of the show.

Arnold Laver's daughter and grand-daughter - whose family have owned large areas of land around the village for many years - have kindly agreed to open the show around 1 pm.

Letwell street fayre

Thurcroft Brass Band