Video and pics: Jeremy Vine opens Tipton St John fete

Sam and Matilda Bentall have a selfie with BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine at Tipton St Johns 50th anniver

Sam and Matilda Bentall have a selfie with BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine at Tipton St Johns 50th anniversary fete. Ref shs 28-17TI 6717. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

50-year anniversary fete of Tipton’s community field opened by BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine. Video and Pictures: Terry Ife.

Thousands of people turned out to celebrate the anniversary of a community field that has served Tipton St John for 50 years.

Visitors enjoyed a weekend-long fete to mark the event, raising thousands of pounds for a children’s play area and the societies and clubs which took part.

The weekend kicked off on Friday with performances from a number of live artists.

The following day then featured a 10k run, fun run, flower, vegetable and produce show, an art and photography competition and dog show.

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Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine also attended to launch the fete officially before visitors were able to enjoy everything from a barbecue and a miniature boat competition to old-fashioned school sports, tug-of-war and an evening disco and hog roast.

There was also a celebratory church service and the cutting of the anniversary cake by two former committee members who were responsible for buying the field 50 years ago.

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Ann Knight, the summer fair committee’s chairman, said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and had a lovely weekend. We really got the village together.”

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