Here are some photos of some of the many popular fetes held on the Shipdham Lane playing field over the years.

Summer 1952

Scarning Fete Trumphs Over Rain - 1952

Fete Triumphs Over Rain

A fancy dress parade and sports were features of the annual fete at Scarning on Saturday organised by the General Purposes Committee of the Playing Field Association in aid of Church and field funds. The event was continued on Monday evening owing to the rain on the first day, and there was a folk dancing display by children of the School, and a girls’ netball match.

In a high jump competition Doris Pearce (juniors) cleared 3ft 6in and David Walpole, aged 13, did 4ft 6in. Competition winners were W. Frost, G.E. Gee, E.R Wright and R. Knights.

Results of children’s races were: Boys under 7, Robert Colby; girls under 7, Janet Barnett; boys aged 7, Colin Baldwin; girls aged 7, Elizabeth Rogers; Boys 8-9, Rex Haller’ girls 8-9, Mary Isbell; boys 10-11, Brian Pearce; girls over 11, Janet Upton; boys 220 yards, R. Kiddle.

The children’s fancy dress parade was judged by Mrs G Bullard, Mrs J Barclay and Mrs V Hicks.

Mr W Grand, secretary of the association, was mainly responsible for the organisation of the event, at which more than £100 was raised.

The enthusiasm of the eight-year old runners shown in the picture certainly made up for what they lacked in style.

Newspaper article – 1952

June 1957

Scarning Fete, Fred Milk giving donkey rides, June 1957

Summer Late 1950s
Photos taken by Eric Wright (Courtesy of Ben Hewson)

Summer Late 1950s
Photos taken by Eric Wright (Courtesy of Ben Hewson)

Summer 2011