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Summer Fête

PhotojournalismGlenn
Summer Fête

There are estimated to be over 7,000 summer fetes a year in the uk


It's the quintessential British get together. Summer sparks excitement for villages and towns across the UK; in hope of good weather the women from the WI start to bake cakes while the cricket green is mowed in preparation for the flux of visitors. 

The English Fête has been a tradition since the Middles ages. A place where local traders could sell their arts and craft, these events were usually religious and linked to feast days for certain patron saints. 

Little has changed since then. There are the regulars, such as the tombola, the cake stand, a coconut shy and a man making a fence out of long sticks. This year I was treated to a medieval hunting show, right before the golden retriever throw and fetch performance. 

They're a rosy tinted and slightly twee Britain, and I admittedly look forward to them every year.