Thruxton has a long tradition of village fetes, always held on the first Sunday in June. This year, the Fete will be held on Sunday 2nd of June 2013 and will open at 2.00pm
Last year's celebrations of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee started with a village Church Service of Thanksgiving on the Saturday evening and then we held a Village Lunch in the specially erected and decorated tents. The weather was not kind but the afternoon continued with all the usual attractions. In the evening we held a Hog Roast and a Barn Dance. The entire celebration was considered a huge success and was a worthy tribute to the amount of effort put in by the volunteers who organised, ran events, stalls and attractions (especially the Tug of War) and then cleared up afterwards. The Fete and the evening made a record profit of some £3000, of which over £2500 has been distributed to village organisations.
A fascinating collection of photographs and recollections was put together by a team under the leadership of Ella Hodges to capture the memories of villagers for future generations. This splendid collection is now in the Church and can be seen on request
We welcome all offers of help and are constantly on the look-out for fresh ideas. Please get in touch with the Chairman, Charles Milner-Williams if you would like to help in any way or have a suggestion for an activity at the Fete.