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Ash Village Fete – Celebration of The Peace Day Centenary – Report

Ash Village Fete – Celebration of The Peace Day Centenary – Report

The 2019 Ash Parish Council was held on Saturday 20th July. The fete this year was a Celebration of The Peace Day Centenary. Peace Day which marked the formal end of World War I was on 19th July 1919.

The event was as usual organised by the staff and councillors of Ash Parish Council and held at the Ash Centre and adjacent Recreation Ground in Ash Hill Road, Ash.

After a wet morning the event enjoyed an afternoon of bright sunshine. The Fete was officially opened by the Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Richard Billington and Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Cllr Nigel Manning.

The afternoons entertainment started with a display by the Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums, sponsored by Dover Garage. To view a clip of the Band’s performance please click here.

For the second year running there was a dog show organised by the Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue and sponsored by The Rivendell Veterinary Group, who supplied the winners rosettes and prizes. There were a total of 10 Classes plus a Best in Show Award. For a list of the winners click Dog Show winners. To view more photos of the Dog show please see Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue’s Facebook page.

The Radio Frimley Park Outside Broadcast Unit once again provided a running commentary and music throughout the afternoon, our thanks go to Terry, Kieren and Lauren for doing the business.

There were many different stalls and attractions around the Recreation Ground representing various charities and groups from around the area. These included Splats Circus Entertainment, Rodney’s Balloons, The Co-op (who also sponsored Splats Circus Entertainment and Rodneys Balloons), Ash Garden Club, Ash Hill WI, The Phyllis Tuckwell Shop, The RSPCA, Ash Floral Club, Churches Together, Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue and Rivendell Vets to name but a few.

Other attractions included a BBQ run by the Farnborough Rotary Club, a Beer and Wine Tent, run by the Ash and Blackwater Rotary Club. Within the Ash Centre Ash Museum also put on a display with many items commemorating the Peace Day Centenary.

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