Chesham Bois Summer Fete
PUBLISHED: 10:26 16 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:26 16 May 2014
Join the thousands attending one of the most anticipated highlights of the Buckinghamshire calendar when Chesham Bois Parish Council holds its bi-annual summer Fete on the village common off North Road on Saturday, June 14.
The fete starts at 12noon and, to extend the carnival atmosphere of the World Cup (indeed, in anticipation of England’s first match against Italy later that evening), Simon Damery, manager of local football team Amersham FC, will formally open.
There will be live music from ‘Get Rhythm’, traditional maypole dancing by Heatherton School, an exhibition from the Taylor Hill School of dancing, belly-dancing and a Zumba demonstration.
In addition, fun for all the family can be enjoyed on the bouncy castle and the climbing wall. Enjoy a barbecue lunch, bar and afternoon tea as well stalls offering high produce ware. The fete will close at 4pm.
The highlight of the afternoon will be a spectacular Flypast, at fairly low level, by the last remaining flying RAF Avro Lancaster bomber. According to Cllr George Jeffrey: “The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two; it is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation should never be forgotten.”
He adds: “The Chesham Bois Parish Summer Fete is what English summers are made of: maypole dancing, a glass of something, decent food, good old-fashioned family entertainment, the thrill and privilege of witnessing the spectacle of the iconic Lancaster bomber Flypast and, equally importantly, the opportunity to spend a few convivial hours in the company of your fellow-parishioners and others in the heart of your local community.
“Speaking to fellow “Chesham Boisians”, we know that the Summer Fete encapsulates many of the reasons why people choose to live in Chesham Bois and its surrounding areas. Everyone is most welcome so please come along, catch up with old friends, make some new ones and enjoy the best that South Buckinghamshire has to offer.”