Traditions die hard in Derbyshire and Edale is no exception, where the vicarage garden will be open to the public for the annual Church Fete on Saturday August 13.
The garden is transformed into a busy market place with stalls selling books, gifts and home-made cakes, and there is entertainment for all ages. In fact it’s a perfect way to spend a summer holiday afternoon.
“It’s always a popular day in our church calendar,” says organiser Denise Thwaites.
“We know people love tradition so we’ll be offering many of the usual ingredients like tombolas, face painting and stalls with second hand books or bric a brac.”
She urges people to take the whole family, there are games and a bouncy castle for the kids, and for the grown ups you’ll find a produce stall, home made cream teas or fresh strawberry pavlova.
You can do it all with a clear conscience, knowing all you spend will go towards the upkeep of Edale Church.
Just to add to the carnival atmosphere it all happens to the accompaniment of the New Orleans Strollers Jazz Band.
The fete takes place in the vicarage garden, near Edale Church, S33 7ZA from 2pm on Saturday August 13. Entrance is £2 for adults and 50p for children.