Rain Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm For Church Fete

Parish Church Fete 2014The rain mostly held off for yesterday’s Church Fete in the Chaplaincy Gardens.

The intermittent drizzle meant that the tea dance band, the Sunset Syncopators, had to stop and then start again but organiser, churchwarden Brian Lowen, says he was pleased with the amount raised, especially through Canon Paul Miller’s auction.

Brian said local businesses had been extremely generous donating items and a total of £500 was raised from this.

Paul says being an auctioneer is just one of the many hats he has to wear as Chaplain.

The money raised will fund planned Parish Church roof repairs and Brian says the work will need undertaking soon. He says the roof was damaged during the recent gales and it’s not clear how much it’s going to cost yet.

The traditional Punch and Judy show by visiting performer Professor Goodvibe took on a poignant topic. He was asked to write a themed show to incorporate a World War One memorial for a presentation at Heligan last week.

Islanders got a chance to see that yesterday. Professor Goodvibe says in addition to the traditional characters, there was a soldier called Tommy and a devil in the form of Kaiser Wilhelm.

But he says it was all performed with the usual Punch and Judy slapstick and innuendo.