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Hundreds of people enjoy village fete - with pictures

By Lisa O'Brien | Bridgnorth | Attractions | Published:

A flypast by a Second World War RAF Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was one of the star attractions at a bank holiday fete near Bridgnorth.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the sunshine when they turned out for the event in Morville yesterday.

Attractions at the traditional village festival included a ukulele band, stalls, line dancing display, face painting, donkey rides and maypole dancing.

There was also a Punch and Judy show, hot pork rolls, a coconut shy and vintage tractors.

Drumming group From The Sticks

The 900th anniversary of The Church of St Gregory the Great was also marked.

Visitors were able to view the Morville 900 timeline of pictures produced by pupils from Morville Primary School, the Morville Memories history display and floral displays created by families, themed around a reflection of Morville’s past.

The chairwoman of Morville festival and fete committee, Kathy Renshall, said about 400 people had enjoyed the event.

She said: "It's an amazing turnout. It's one of the best in a long time.

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"People seem to be enjoying themselves. The weather has helped enormously.

"It's tremendous that the RAF provided the flypast. It was really exciting."

MP Philip Dunne at the fete

Ludlow MP Philip Dunne turned up to officially open the fete at noon by cutting a tape.

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The six gardens surrounding Morville Hall were open on both Sunday and yesterday.

The traditional May Day fete was held around the church.

On Sunday, a festival evensong service was also held at the Church of St Mary, Acton Round, accompanied by Quatford and Oldbury Choir.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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