The weather was really very kind to us. No sun but very little rain and quite warm. An entirely different scenario in London at the Patron’s Lunch where they had four solid hours of torrential rain and sat is their plastic ponchos to eat their M & S picnic basket Tea which sadly had no protection from the elements.
Many thanks to Eileen and John Hill for the Church Service at St. Peter’s followed by the judging of the flower arrangement competition by Amanda Steele while tea and coffee were served to all. The winners, announced by Amanda at the Village Hall Tea were: Jenny James, first; and Harry and Isabel Allen 2nd and 3rd. Our thanks to Amanda for giving up her time to judge the competition.
Happily a completely different story in Belton. Although overcast, nothing torrential and the well attended Secret Gardens games were very well managed and received. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time and it was a great social occasion for a catch up while eating one of the expertly barbecued sausages so kindly donated by Wayne Bentley before running about shackled to a friend! A huge thank you to Wayne and to the Recreation Group Committee who were tireless in their efforts to make it a day to remember. If you have any photographs please do send them to the website for publication.
The Tea in the Village Hall was equally well attended and the enthusiasm of the many villagers who made fantastic cakes and those who helped with the making of sandwiches and the dressing of the hall who are really too numerous to mention because of the fear of missing one out, did an amazing job and deserve everyone’s thanks for giving up their early Sunday morning and sadly missing the church service in order to have everything ready. The Tea was everything the village has come to expect of a traditional Belton Tea which was wolfed down with gusto.
Judy Maddaford kindly judged the cake competition which was won by Ian Bedford, much to his surprise but indeed a worthy winner. Our thanks to Judy for her professional skills in the judging!
The Birthday Card fit for a Queen competition was judged by the Preschool committee and kindly announced by Linzy Wollof who presented a prize to a very creative Hannah Bowen of Main Street and two children from the Preschool Fabian and Elizabeth F.
There were many generous offers of donations but we have no doubt the organisers; Belton Recreation Group, St. Peter’s Church and not least, the Parish Council would wish all and any donations to be made available when required to the Secret Garden, a prize for any village.