On the day prior to filming last week (Saturday 25th May), we took some time to wonder and enjoy the various displays at the Slindon Village Fête held in the grounds of Slindon College, just as we did last year. The weather was gorgeous and there was a great turnout enjoying all the exhibits and stalls.
The first thing that caught our eye was the school’s Green Power cars that are driven and maintained by the students and which are entered for regular competitions at several venues throughout the year, not least the Goodwood Green Power Race, Chichester, often achieving very good results.
Then there were the Army and Airforce Cadets displays. And who doesn’t love a Spitfire?
These were near the willow sculptures built by a local artist and the students a couple of years ago.
But the most impressive display has to be the Classic Cars all lined up outside the beautiful Slindon House. I am not a Classic Car connoisseur, but one can’t help but be impressed by the immaculate condition of these beauties of the past.
But it wasn’t just about the fancy cars, as there was plenty of other entertainment too, like the Coconut Shy:
The Dog Show:
The Brass Band:
The cake and preserves stall inside the building, in the hall where we used to hold the school assemblies, hymn practice and Christmas dinners (all very happy memories):
And the most delightful ice-cream van I have ever seen, which even won a prize on the day:
And after so much fun, one got rather thirsty, so we indulged in some local refreshment.