Hatley St George and East Hatley are more properly described as hamlets rather than villages. Although quite a few of us work from home, we are largely a commuting population, albeit with a strong sense of community.
There is another Hatley near by - Cockayne Hatley, which is in Bedfordshire (we're in Cambridgeshire) and historically not connected to 'our' Hatley.
There is more about Hatley St George and East Hatley on the Wikipedia website.
St Denis' churchyard tidy up – 16 July 2017
Rakes and the 'St Denis mower' were to the fore to cut the long grass in the churchyard and tidy it away. The hard workers took a short break for refreshments (thanks for supplying them, Nicola) and this photo:
Left to right: Kevin Steel, Sarah Brennan, Angela Steel, Carole Cooper, Sue Wright, John Wright, Nicola Jenkins, Joyce Denby, Mervyn Lack, Becky White, John Lanchbery, Jo Hayward, Peter Hayward and hiding behind the camera Peter Mann. Click on the photo for a larger image.
Hatley Fête – 9 July 2017
The sun shone and lots of people came along to enjoy the fun, the games, the raffle, the tea tent, the cakes, the cars, the tractors, the stalls, the chance to gossip – and being in Hatley.
The event raised £1,144, split evenly between the Village Hall and Hatley St George church.
Our thanks to Alan and Pauline Pinney who as chief organisers, made the Fête happen. To Sarah Titmus for organising so many things.
And to all these people without whom the event would not have been as lively and successful as it was:
|Chris and Sarah Ball
|Duncan and Ricky Gillett
||Hatley Parish Council
|Hatley Park Estate
||Mick and Sylvia Marshall
|The stall holders
And not forgetting The Clerk of the Weather for making it a fine day, James, Mark, Willie and Jason for all their practical help and anyone not listed (sorry!) who also contributed their time and skills. Thank you.
▲ Games, classic cars and lots of sunshine at the 2017 Hatley Fête made for a great family day out on the playing field in Hatley St George. Paul Kraus' splendid Splat the rat sharpened reflexes . Click on the photos for larger versions.
▲ Two well behaved dogs were among the many visitors.
▲ It was a place to stand a gossip while children enjoyed the bouncy castles.
▲ Joyce Denby had a fine selection of plants on sale.
▲ The raffle and tombola were very popular.
▲ Lots of classic cars...
▲ ...and tractors, too.
▲ Laurence Drake helps Sofie Hooper out of his Triumph Herald based kit car.
▲ John and Susan Wright provided many wonderful things – beat the buzzer, wheel of fortune and a sweet cart.
▲ The tea tent.
▲ End of the day – not surprisingly, Pam Offord, Penny Hewlett. and Becky White, who did a fantastic job manning the tea tent, were feeling a bit tired when doing the washing up and clearing away.
▲ Also feeling the effects of a long afternoon of making things happen were Jason and Sarah Titmus, here with event organiser, Alan Pinney.
▲ Photos: Peter Mann.