Metheringham’s Fayre and Feast Day was back and stronger than ever this year.
After the traditional event had to be cancelled last year due to a lack of resources and volunteers, organisers pulled together to put the day back on the village calendar.
Sharon Stafford, clerk to Metheringham Parish Council, which organised the event with the help of volunteers, said: “The day was really well attended, both by people from and outside the village.
“Sadly, the event didn’t run last year and it took a lot of work to get it up and running again and we want to say thank you to all the volunteers and stewards.”
The day is a tradition which goes back many decades and was revived around 27 years ago, organised and run by the parish council.
Held on Saturday October 22, it was opened by the village’s young celebrity sportsman Thomas Talbot, who recently represented England at the CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association) international ‘RaceRunning’ and the Lincoln Para Games, coming away with four gold medals. Thomas, 12, was born with cerebral palsy diplegia, which affects his balance and ability, and is hoping to compete in the Paralympics in 2020.
The country theme at this year’s show had its emphasis on ‘A Taste of Lincolnshire’ to promote the county and vibrant village.
It saw the village hall transformed into a Lincolnshire tea room, with family entertainment including Metheringham memorabilia, singer George Simpson, magician Brian Hellyer and balloon modeller Utterly Twisted.
Throughout the day there was plenty of entertainment, including street performers, a circus skills workshop, musicians, birds of prey, street plays, Lincolnshire Yeomanry 1914–1918 Display Troop and a photo booth.
The day was topped off with a family ceilidh in the evening in the village hall with live music performed by Lonely Mr Punch.
Stalls sold a wide variety of food, gifts and goods throughout the centre of the village, and families enjoyed the funfair on the Star and Garter Playing Field.