Carlton: Sun and smiles at first village fete

Carlton Summer Fete. Freed Beeches balloon launch G130714-6a
Carlton Summer Fete. Freed Beeches balloon launch G130714-6a

The sun shone down on Carlton-in-Lindrick as the village enjoyed its inaugural summer fete.

A full day of events took place at the village’s Civic Centre and playing fields, with entertainment on offer from all the family.

Carlton Summer Fete. Mick Walters with his scooter display G130714-6b

Carlton Summer Fete. Mick Walters with his scooter display G130714-6b

Car enthusiasts were treated to a display of classic and vintage vehicles from over the years, with a number of scooters also on show.

Stalls were run by young and old alike, with classic tombolas, raffles and cake stalls joined by other creative and quirky offerings.

The event was marked by a mass balloon launch, captivating visitors as they soared into the blue sky.

A bustling craft fair in the Civic Centre also ran as part of the fete

Carlton Summer Fete. Mia Frost, 15, and Chloe Arrand, 15 on their stall G130714-6c

Carlton Summer Fete. Mia Frost, 15, and Chloe Arrand, 15 on their stall G130714-6c

Warren Murdoch, parish councillor and Civic Centre trustee, said they hoped to run the event again next year.

He added: “After the Jubilee last year we thought this would be a great community event, and it’s been really successful.”

“It was really well attended - lots of stalls but also the classic cars, horse cart rides, taekwondo demonstrations, dancing groups - the community really got behind it.”

“ Most of our feedback has been ‘Great, can we do it again next year?’ and that’s exactly what we plan to do.”

Carlton Summer Fete. Becky Hancock and Janice Lewis from St Johns Church G130714-6d

Carlton Summer Fete. Becky Hancock and Janice Lewis from St Johns Church G130714-6d

a - A balloon launch marked the first Carlton village fete

b - Mick Walters shows his impressive array of scooters

c - 15-year-olds Mia Frost and Chloe Arrand ran one of the many stalls

d - Becky Hancock and Janice Lewis of St John’s Church relaxing by the pool

Carlton Summer Fete. Kelly Scott and Anna Broadfoot from Fun Club G130714-6e

Carlton Summer Fete. Kelly Scott and Anna Broadfoot from Fun Club G130714-6e

e - Fun Club’s Kelly Scott and Anna Broadfoot provided refreshment with their cakes

f - Classic cars proved a popular attraction at the fete

Carlton Summer Fete G130714-6f

Carlton Summer Fete G130714-6f