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Fete at Lydhurst in Warninglid
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Fete at Lydhurst in Warninglid

A fete in the gardens of Lydhurst in Warninglid attracted a very large crowd. The aim was to raise funds for the Seaforth Hall which was in need of some maintenance work. Seventy years later and the situation is much the same, I understand.
There were dozens of attractions to delight and amuse the spectators and the newspaper report was filled with the names of dozens of villagers who attended to the stalls and attractions.
The fancy dress competition seemingly had only eight competitors, From the expressions on their faces it was obviously not of their choosing that they had been entered! I guess us youngsters had to put up with it to please our parents!
The winner was Steve Cook who dressed as a Rajah. Second was Rosemary O’Shea as a rosette, who had her sister Sylvia O’Shea dressed as a Pierrette standing behind. In third place was Robin Lloyd dressed as Robin Hood and I presume that is he second from the left, although I was not aware that Robin Hood had pom poms on his shoes!
Those less than successful were Rex Ray as a soldier, Barry Ray wearing a fez, and Sally Ray perhaps dressed as Hiawatha.
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