Wincle Fête 31 May 2008, Burnt House Farm, Wincle
The 2008 Wincle fete was once again fortunate to benefit from a warm and sunny day. This coupled with the dramatic location of Burnt House Farm, a fully subscribed senior Fell Run and an enormous crowd to enjoy the main ring events and sideshows made for a wonderful event. Thanks to everyone for their help in the organisation and running of the Fete and the Fell Runs, which although over a new and very tough courses this year seem from the initial feedback to have been thoroughly enjoyed.
You can see hundreds of pictures of the day by clicking on the links lower down this page (and thank you to Chris Smith of www.twentytrees.co.uk for the images used here).
The 2009 Fete will be held at Mellor Knowl Farm on Saturday 30 May.
Sunday Lunch: A Fabulous Family Fundraising Feast 1 June
This year, and only this year, the traditional meal in the marquee on the Sunday after the event was replaced by a charity lunch in aid of the Wincle School Classroom Fund, which still has some way to go to pay for the new building work. The lunch was a buffet, with 'home-grown' entertainment, music and games, and as many as 200 people tucked into a delicious meal prepared by parents. An additional £2,000 was raised on the day, so thank you to all who helped or attended.
An excellent turn out by scarecrows again this year, surviving the gales but not, alas, for some, the efforts of dastardly kidnappers (You know who you are!). Thanks to all who made them, and to Roger and Jackie Trimble for performing the arduous duty of judging all 46 entries, scattered far and wide across the parish and beyond.
And the winners were:
1st Wallace & Grommit by Chris Pye and Peter Excell
2nd Tomb Raider by the Brightmore family
3rd Gulliver & the Lilliputs by the Curtis family
Special Prize We're Watching U, the policeman at Sandiway Farm, by the Page family
1st Queen & Prince Phillip's Diamond Anniversary by Heaton Village
2nd Maypole Dancers by Wincle School Teachers
3rd Strictly Come Danecing (sic) by Danebridge Residents
1st Swinging Sally by Ella Wood
2nd Harry Potter by Miles Clapham
3rd Dementor by Fabian Clapham
Full colour p ostcards are available of eight of the favourites, all proceeds in aid of the Wincle School Classroom Fund – the perfect way to keep in touch with friends and family throughout the year. A pack of 8 different cards is £2.99, or you can buy a set of 4 packs for just £10. Contact Tim on 01260 227321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For more information or to volunteer for 2009...
Help is always needed, both on and before the Fête day, so if you think that you can help please contact Emma Heald (01260 227224), who will be most grateful.
Wincle Trout Run 2008
The 2008 Trout Run took place on Saturday 31 May at Burnt House Farm, Wincle.
It was an amazing year (yet again) with 297 finishers in the senior race, and a record 52 finishers in the Junior Race. Next year's run is on Saturday 30 May. Watch out for more information on this site early next year.
Alan Weeks, Trout Run Organiser, Wincle
Tel Alan Weeks on: 01260 227683
Links to 2008 Wincle Fête and Trout Run results and photos
Download pdf versions of results by clicking the links below:
Wincle Senior Results 2008
Wincle Junior Results 2008
You can view hundreds of great pictures of the fête, fell run and scarecrows and download or order from the sites below...
And you can read lots of rave reviews by this year's runners on the Runners' World website. They seem to have enjoyed it every bit as much as last year, despite the new climb at the finish!