St Agnes Fete Busy Despite Weather

A misty and foggy morning didn’t seem to take the shine off the St Agnes fete on Sunday.

The event was centred on the Island Hall, which is set to be transformed by a proposal to refit the hall space for community use and functions for up to 120 people.

Islanders shared the initial plans earlier in the weekend, which include a futuristic glass extension on the back of the building to house flexible workspaces and with walls that can be moved to meet business requirements.

There could be grant funding of up to 80% and the scheme is likely to go before planners around Christmas or early in the New Year.

Fete attendees were offered live music from the Red Sayles Orchestra.

On the field locals and visitors’ physical skills were put to the test.

The Lyonesse and Shah gig crews hosted a rowing machine challenge for both visitors and residents and Ollie Hayes says they were hoping to find a few new crew members.

Jack was looking after the welly wanging contest and told us that some boots were travelling quite a distance although in completely the wrong direction, but no one had been hit by a stray boot.

The Isles Of Scilly Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty were on site to offer more information about the plan to rid St Agnes of rats.

Jaclyn Pearson of the Wildlife Trust was getting kids to colour in pictures of seabirds whose colonies are threatened by rats eating bird eggs. St Agnes school kids have also been recording data on small mammals to help them understand the rat eradication proposals.


See our photos of the fete here