Shoebox speed trials at village fete

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Norman Hatcliff with his wining shoebox car EMN-190722-101317001
Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Norman Hatcliff with his wining shoebox car EMN-190722-101317001

It was hailed as a great community event when Heydour and Aisby held their village fete.

Norman Hatcliff from the village hall committee said they had a great day, with fine weather and lots of support from the community.

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Emma Jones with her dog Charlie, winner of Doggy Musical Sit EMN-190722-101419001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Emma Jones with her dog Charlie, winner of Doggy Musical Sit EMN-190722-101419001

New to this year’s event was the Shoebox Car Challenge, where villagers were invited to make their own mini soapbox carts to launch down the track at the village hall.

Mr Hatcliff said this went well, with some innovative constructions from a mix of age ranges and was won by himself.

He added: “We will run this again next year and hope to build on the success of this year’s event.”

There was a dog show with the highlight being the hilarious “doggy musical statues”.

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Bernie and Sue Norton starting the shoebox cars EMN-190722-101305001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Bernie and Sue Norton starting the shoebox cars EMN-190722-101305001

Fete goers were very well fed and watered by cream teas, an excellent cake stall, barbecue and mini beer festival.

They were also entertained by local group of talented musicians, The Mickey Money Boys.

Mr Hatcliff thanked volunteers and the generosity of sponsors for the success.

He expected to have raised well over £1,000 which will be split evenly between Heydour Parish Village Hall, The Millennium Green Trust and St Michael and All Angels Church.

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Bernie Norton starting the shoebox cars EMN-190722-101240001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Bernie Norton starting the shoebox cars EMN-190722-101240001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. L-R Sue Pickles and Sarah Braund with their handmade beeswax candles and gifts. EMN-190722-101346001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. L-R Sue Pickles and Sarah Braund with their handmade beeswax candles and gifts. EMN-190722-101346001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Dog show EMN-190722-101406001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. Dog show EMN-190722-101406001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. L-R Alan Moore, Jo Turner and Gill Wild on the Tombola. EMN-190722-101438001

Aisby village fete with shoebox car races. L-R Alan Moore, Jo Turner and Gill Wild on the Tombola. EMN-190722-101438001