august bank holiday will bring the last of the summer fetes, harvest is starting and soon the children will be back at school, the swallows are already gathering on the lines, so now is the time for summers swan song.
The WI have been putting up yards and yards of home made bunting around the village green, pennants recognisable as last summers dresses.
The big marquee is up and trestle tables are being set out and a big rope barrier marks out an arena in the centre of the green.
Someone is testing the tanoy, one two, one two he broadcasts, ready for when he will have to announce the afternoons events, a dog show, with prizes given not only for obedience and beauty, but also for the waggiest tail and the wettest nose. the Morris men with bells on their ankles and white hankies in their hands, clacking their sticks and jumping in time to the accordion player. The ladies are laying out their cakes and jams in the marquee, after dark it will become the beer tent, but for now it houses the craft fair, and the flower show.
Around the edge of the green children with painted faces race between the cocoanut shy, the wellie throwing pitch and the dunk the vicarstall.
The tanoy anounces the tug of war the rugby team and the young farmers are on their respective lines warming up, Fat Tony is the anchor man for the younmg farmers, he has the rope wound around his waist, and digs his heals into the turf as the umpire shouts take up the slack, the battle comences, the crowd and the teams are all shouting, one,two, three, heave, one, two, three,heave, the knot in the centre of the rope moves first one way then the other, either side of the line, divots of grass fly from the studded boots of the teams, then at last, one team gets the upper hand, Fat Tony falls, and the battle is won. finally the summer fete is over, but only a few weeks lay ahead before harvest festival and bonfire night, the calendar turns and there is always something to celebrate
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