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Abthorpe Ginfest Success

Author: John Riches Published: 8th September 2019 21:16

Dave Cambray’s “Little Giant” steam traction engine was one of the many attractions at Abthorpe Ginfest.Dave Cambray’s “Little Giant” steam traction engine was one of the many attractions at Abthorpe Ginfest.
The second Abthorpe Ginfest was, once again, a huge success with large numbers of visitors enjoying this modern interpretation of our traditional village fete. The roads in the village green area were closed to traffic so that everyone could wander and wonder.
The large marquee set up in front of The Old Post Office was packed as people sampled some of the 12 gins on offer or supped a pint of our local brew Hooky. Opposite on the north side of the green the tea tent did a brisk trade serving our national beverage and a range of scrumptious looking home-made cakes.

The children were certainly not forgotten.

A painter using young children’s faces as her canvas produced some terrifying portrayals of imagined monsters that delighted the young ones and scared the pants off some of their elders. There was the traditional tombola and of course a raffle.

Dave Cambray brought his Little Giant traction engine along to bring the nostalgic whiff of a steam engine to a modern audience. And above all the sun shone and made our second Ginfest such a delightful experience.

John Riches

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