9th July 2107


The Children’s Fete 2017: a few photographs

Hello listeners. I hope you’ve been enjoying the sunny weather. I certainly have. I LIVE for this time of year. It was great though that it was such a lovely day yesterday for the Children’s Fete 2017.

Visit the Children’s Fete Facebook page to see more pictures and a nice video: https://www.facebook.com/childrensfete/?fref=ts

In case you missed my previous post about the Children’s Fete here’s a bit of background: ‘

‘The Children’s Fete is Swindon’s oldest summer event, dating back to 1866. Organised by the Mechanics’ Institution, it ran until 1939 with the outbreak of the Second World War. The tradition was revived by the Mechanics’ Institution Trust in 2003 and has run since.

The most popular tradition was the cutting of the cake, a tradition which the Trust still maintains by providing a free piece of cake to all children on the day.’

Children's fete organisers

Children’s fete organisers: Hannah Parry, Daniel Rose, Tom Falding, Bob Barrett

Now – just a few photographs of the fete. Including me queuing up to get on a carousel. As my mate Carole Bent has named me: ‘Angela – if there’s a carousel there’s a horse with my name on it – Atkinson’. Here’s the proof!

me carousel children's fete 2017

And finally a motley trio – I bumped into Carole and David with their chops round a 99 when I arrived!

Me, David Bent & Tony Hillier

Me, David Bent & Tony Hillier

Plans are already being made for next year’s so find the event on Facebook.

The Mechanics’ Institute Trust: https://mechanics-trust.org.uk

Falding’s Fandangoes: https://www.facebook.com/faldingsfandangos/?fref=ts


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