Music and fun at Witcham for annual music festival and fete

Witchford fete

Witchford fete - Credit: Archant

The smooth sounds of jazz filtered across the village of Witcham when the annual music festival was held.

Witchford fete

Witchford fete - Credit: Archant

Among the acts hosted by The White Horse Inn was Delta Rhythm and Chesterton Community College Jazz Band.

A lunchtime concert, with world-famous trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins, was enjoyed at St Martin’s Church then the Witcham village fete was held at the green.

Buckden Handbell Ringers gave a workshop and Mepal and Witcham C of E VC Primary School singers performed.

There was also traditional cream teas, a bottle tombola, stalls and entertainment for all the family.


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A scarecrow competition had the theme Royal Family and there was also a photographic competition with two categories for children and adults.

Musical fun came in the shape of a céilidh in the village hall performed by the Ivel Valley Band and on Sunday a come and sing event was held in St Martin’s Church to music with a Royal theme to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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The Rt Rev David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon, formally closed the festival.

Proceeds will go towards St Martin’s Parish Church and Witcham Village Hall.

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