Visitors enjoy fun in the sun at Shefford Summer Fete

Robert Bloomfield Academy Cheerleaders

Robert Bloomfield Academy Cheerleaders - Credit: Archant

Record numbers enjoyed the sunshine at a free fete held yesterday (Sunday).

Mad Hatters theatre group

Mad Hatters theatre group - Credit: Archant

Visitors came in their droves to savour more than 100 Shefford Summer Fete craft and charity stalls in the grounds of the Shefford Town Memorial Association on Hitchin Road.

A fairground ride at Shefford Summer Fete

A fairground ride at Shefford Summer Fete - Credit: Archant

The fete was opened at 1pm by Shefford Lower School headteacher Tracey Callender, alongside the Shefford gala princesses who released doves to kick-off the day’s events.

Entertainment included a display of classic cars and motorbikes, pony rides, face painting, a variety of fairground rides, as well as a three-hour music festival featuring soul singer Amy Howe and rock group Sweet Sounds.

Organiser Linda Ford, from the Shefford Town Memorial, said: “The sun shone all day and the fete had a record breaking attendance from the public. The arena events kicked off with a stunning performance by the Robert Bloomfield Academy cheerleaders and gymnastics display team. The day ended with a music festival with everyone sitting on the field enjoying the music and the weather.

“It was so nice to see so many local residents enjoying a superb afternoon of sun and local activities by schools and groups. They should be very proud of what they all achieved on the day.”

Along with the entertainment there was a barbeque, fish and chips, cakes, afternoon tea and a beer tent on offer.

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The day was organised by volunteers and all money raised will go towards a sports and social hall to replace the Shefford Town Memorial Hall.