Country fair gets off to a flying start in aid of church

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The crowds turned out on Saturday for a village fete and classic car rally at Woodford Halse.

The village’s Country Fair and Classic Car Rally was held to raise money for St Mary’s Church in Woodford.

The star attraction for the day was supposed to be a flypast by an RAF Hurricane; however, a Spitfire turned up instead.

There was plenty of other things to keep the visitors happy – for children there were plenty of games and fun activities to try including a giant inflatable slide and Scalextric racing.

For those interested in engineering or excellent design, there was a display of classic cars from across the region from all through automobile history.

And if that wasn’t enough to keep the guests entertained there was also live music performed by local musicians.

Debbie Jarvis, one of the organisers, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. We’ve been doing this for about seven years now, but we try and do something new each time

“We were expecting a Hurricane, but we got a Spitfire – and well done to all those on the ground who noticed that. It was fantastic to be near to such an icon in the sky.

“Although it raises money for the church, the main reason is we want to bring the community together.

“The pilot in the Spitfire said he could see the crowd were enjoying the display, so he did a few extra circuits.

“We also had barrel rolling supported by Gun Dog Ales which is based in the village. The Towcester Rock School put on a battle of the bands competition for us, and congratulations to Korrison for winning that.

“We also had a really good turn out for the classic cars so thank you to all the drivers who came along as well.

“Although it is a lot of work to organise, the feedback we got after Saturday has encouraged us to do it again next year.”