Lost & Found at the Penton Fete

These items were handed in at the Penton Fete.  If you believe they are yours, please contact us:

Phone: 01264 773221

Text:  07710 981485

Email: penton.hall.bookings@gmail.com

  • Young girl’s handbag, light brown
  • Colourful squashy caterpillar, rubber
  • Baby’s bonnet, pink
  • M&S cooler bag
  • Tortoise-shell sunglasses

The Penton Recreational Centre and Parochial Church Council wish to give heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Sunday’s Penton Fête such a success and raised around £4,700 for Village Hall improvements and Holy Trinity Church.  130 volunteers from the local villages and Andover gave their time, enthusiasm and donations.   

The day was roastingly hot; when the man from Kangaroo Bouncy Castles did his professional safety check at 11am, his test instruments showed 0.0 mph wind and 30 degrees C, and it didn’t get any cooler!  Despite the heat, which kept a lot of people indoors, we still had a good turnout from the district, and everyone commented on what a great fête it was.

In the arena, we were delighted first by Steve Welford of Jake’s Circus Skills.  Afterwards Steve gave coaching in the many and varied gadgets and techniques of circus tricks.  Lauren Mildenburger and Ruby Slippers Show School put on a lovely selection of dances from the younger age groups.  Then Stephen Harrison and his team from One Man and His Gundogs demonstrated impressive control and retrieval skills with his labradors and spaniel, completing his session with humorous dog tricks which were a great crowd pleaser.  The Suzanne School of Dancing then put on a display of more advanced dancing from their pupils, for the enjoyment of the large assembly of friends, relatives and visitors.  We appreciate their hard work on such a hot day.

40 stalls and displays were spread across the field this year; lots of old favourites; Tea and Beer tents, White Elephant and Bottle stalls, Pimms, draws, cakes, ice creams, classic cars.  Clive Bell built very artistic new Splat the Rat and Drown the Clown challenges.  New this year were “Game of Thrones” (loos and loo-rolls), vintage model trains, Scrabble-Dabble and Pony&Trap rides.   Live music was provided by Farleigh Jazz Band and The Wyvern Band.

Tesco supported the BBQ, where the Rev Alex Randle-Bissell and helpers turned out great quantities of hot dogs, burgers and onions.  Thanks also to Globe Galleries and Abacus Vehicle Hire for their generosity.   Companion Care Vets kindly sponsored the Family Dog Show, which sadly had to be cancelled due to the heat; the right decision.

Many thanks to those who made generous donations; all who helped and everyone who visited; see you again at the next Fête!



PENTON VILLAGE HALL was once the local Village School. Built in 1822 and now modernised, it retains all the charm and character of the original building. It lies within a lovely setting and yet is in an easy location only 3 minutes from the A303 and 10 minutes from the centre of Andover. See what’s on in our calendar below…

Our Village Hall serves Penton Mewsey, Penton Grafton, Penton Harroway and the surrounding area. A delightful venue for social, commercial and business functions.

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