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Teme Valley Times

Rock Fete On Saturday 25 June not long before the scheduled 2pm opening by MP Mark Garnier, the heavens opened with a torrential downpour on this traditional Church Fete! What seemed to be the whole of the assembled throng filled Rock Church as everyone ‘Kept calm and carried on’ (albeit now a bit damp) with the festivities indoors rather than out until the storm passed. Zennor’s Dance Academy performed a multitude of numbers, with varying music styles, tempos and troupe age, in front of packed pews and the appreciative audience. They really did do well considering the unexpected change from outdoors to a more restrictive indoor area. Much applause greeted the end of each performance. The old Norman church was certainly a place of shelter! The storm eventually rumbled off and it was back outside to try the skittles, or view the eclectic mix of ‘classic’ vehicles, now sparkling with raindrops. A Lancia Integrale sat side-by-side with a Morris Traveller, with Morgans, Healeys and Austins adding to the mix, as were a Riley, Talbot, Rover, Jag and Subaru STI. This year the popular bottle stall had many fetegoers working their brains hard to match any of the 13 displayed numbers to picked tickets. With 3 matching numbers you could pick a prize from one table (bottles of water, lemonade, tonic etc) with 4 matches letting you pick a bottle from the more ‘serious’ table (wine, fizz, prosecco, mulled wine etc). But each picked ticket had over 10 numbers on it so was a bit of a task to check all the numbers and remember along the way how many matches you were up to... Great fun though! Church tower climbs, plants, books, bric-a-brac, teas and cakes, ice-creams and the draw all helped with fundraising for the upkeep of Rock and Heightington Churches. Peter Bill of the PCC said “Rock Church Fete was a great success and the generous people who attended it contributed a great deal to help the local church. Mark Garnier MP was unable to formally open the Fete because of the cloudburst which swept the hitherto sunlit site but he said that he and his wife and his youngest son enjoyed the afternoon in the church and later outside in the churchyard after the sun came out again. The organisers were grateful to all who helped to make the Fete the success it was.”


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Wet skittles after the downpour!

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Classic Car display


Zennor’s dance academy moved inside to perform in front of packed pews



Tempting nibbles!

A classic Rover



Teme Valley Times August 2016  

Local Paper for Tenbury Wells, Leominster, Ludlow, Bromyard, Cleobury Mortimer, Martley, Knightwick etc

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