Biddestone Fete

The hottest day of the year so far (not a cloud in sight) so we were grateful to have the shelter of a marquee whilst playing our 2 sets at the Biddestone Fete. We played 2-4 with an interval when it’s always a delight to wander the various stalls – my particular favourite is the Refreshments tent where the cakes once prizes have been awarded end up on sale!

Our sets included a great variety of tunes from The Muppets to My Way, Barnyard Castle to our Star Wars medley. Alan even opened the fete at 2pm with a bugle call.

Biddestone Fete Map source: https://www.facebook.com/events/378618676199080/

First World War Centenary Versailles Treaty, The Cause, Chippenham

A poignant afternoon with a mixture of playing more of our older pieces, viewing the memorial and listening to Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman sing. Alan Horner as well as conducting our band also played the Last Post.

Richard Lambert-Stiles’s research on the soldiers from the Causeway Methodist Brotherhood who lost their lives over a century ago has been arranged into a permanent display by Charlie Graham-May.

Norma had baked delicious cakes and was providing tea and coffee for all attendees. Overall a relaxed and thought provoking afternoon.