A grand day out in Dove Holes

Dove Holes Grand Fete, this years king Thomas Green
Dove Holes Grand Fete, this years king Thomas Green

Dove Holes put on a show on Saturday and raised over £600 for local charities and organisations.

The grand fete day was a scaled-down version of the village’s carnival, which has been axed due to a shortage of support and financial backing.

Dove Holes Grand Fete, this years king Thomas Green tries out some of the activities

Dove Holes Grand Fete, this years king Thomas Green tries out some of the activities

Held in its place was an afternoon of fun activities, games and family entertainment, including the popular court of queens.

Chairman of Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council, Cllr John Brook, got proceedings underway with the crowning of the fete ‘King’ Thomas Green, and later assisted with the judging in the queens arena.

Popular draws included the bouncy castles and slides, jousting and welly wanging, plus the fun dog show sponsored by CEMEX.

There was also food provided by Bramhall’s Amusements and various side stalls.

Dove Holes Grand Fete, hook a duck, Ruby Ellis and Daisy Youd

Dove Holes Grand Fete, hook a duck, Ruby Ellis and Daisy Youd

Dove Holes Brass Band and Glossop Samba Band entertained the fete-goers with their music and dancing.

Sally Tideswell, one of the organisers, said: “We had a really good day. We raised a total of £658, which will be divided between local charities and organisations.

“We’d like to say a big thank-you to everyone who turned out and showed their support, to all the guys who helped on the day and the community centre for the use of the village hall and grounds.”