Pictures of the 2018 Hollingbourne Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show.

The 2018 Hollingbourne Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show was held in glorious weather on the afternoon of Saturday 9th June on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. The event was opened by the new Hollingbourne Team Vicar, the Reverend Paul Kite. There was some delay with people arriving at the event because of a major road traffic accident at Hollingbourne Corner just before the Fete was to be opened.

There were over 20 stalls and the Church stalls in total raised £881.55 and the Royal British Legion one some £302. The bar  this year was organised by Beccy Stroud for the Hollingbourne Parish Council. The compere for the day was Andrew Snowdon and the Chairman of the Fete Committee was David Ardley. The provisional date for the 2019 event is 8th June.

Please see below for some of the pictures of the day taken by David Ardley which include those of the classic cars on display, the dog show, and some of the stalls.

An MGBGT from 1969 with Compere Andrew Snowdon on the left.
A drophead Bentley first registered in 1992 from Tilefields Close.
An Austin Seven Chummy convertible on display.
A Wolseley 14HP tourer which was the oldest of the many cars on show.
The Reverend Paul Kite making a presentation to one of the entrants in one of the children’s competitions.
Four children with a dog in the Exemption Dog Show which was organised by Sharon Farrington of the Large Breed Dog Rescue organisation.
Dave Clements of Tilefields with his dog.
An entrant in the Best Trick class in the dog show.
The Zumba dancers from Templeuve leading the mid afternoon fun.
Hollingbourne residents joining in with the Zumba dancers.
Hollingbourne County Primary School Maypole Dancers.
The Reverend Paul Kite presenting the best stall award amongst the other prizes during the afternoon.

Some pictures of the many stalls appear below.

The Royal British Legion Stall where the centenary of the end of WW1 was marked. Left to right are Jeanne Davison and Rita Moon.
Alan Williams from Upper Street with two members of the WI  who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote for the first time. On the left is Jane Orgill from Eyhorne Street and on the right is Val Williams.
Clare and David Ardley on the popular Solleys Ice Cream Stall.
The Age UK Stall was one of several from outside Hollingbourne.
The Kent Wildlife Stall.
One of the more colourful Stalls at the Fete.
Finally Ben Williams, Malcolm Smith, and Ivor Tapsfield of the very important Car Park Team that was organised by the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust who also had a Stall at the Fete.