Dunchurch bakes in sun at Family Fun Day
Crowds of visitors enjoyed the village Family Fun Day organised by Dunchurch Festival Group.
SCORCHING sunshine was the rule of the afternoon at Dunchurch’s Family Fun Day on Sunday 5th September.
It was the first village event of its size since summer 2019.
The Family Fun Day was a scaled-down village fete, with plenty of trade stalls, village organisations, food tents and entertainment on offer but no amusement rides.
This year’s festival was free to attend, in a change from the normal ticketed event.
Family Fun Day goers were treated to live music from Dunchurch Silver Band as well as talented local singers.
Dunchurch Youth Ambassador Adrija Ganguly and her school friends held a stall telling visitors about climate change. The youngsters asked visitors to choose a climate pledge from a tin, with environmentally-friendly actions like turning lights off in unoccupied rooms, or not showering for more than five minutes a day.
And the popular dog show was back on the field too, hosted by the charity Paw Prints. There were three competitions on offer: waggiest tail, best costume and best rescue dog. The waggiest tail competition had the most entrants by far, with dogs of all sizes competing for the accolade.
A spokesperson from Paw Prints said: “That was extremely hard [to judge]! Well done to all.”
Festival host Mike Judge MBE said: “What an outstanding show of waggy tails!”