WINWICK COUNTRY CHURCH FETE & FUN DOG SHOW 2017
Thousands of visitors will once again be making their way to our tiny village in Northamptonshire – population 40 – for the Winwick Country Church Fete and Fun Dog Show.
This year, the popular event takes place on Sunday September 3rd 2017, and the good news is, it looks like being the biggest since Winwick first started holding Fetes more than 70 years ago.
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Fete Stalls Booked So Far
|Name of Stall||Description|
|Two lovely ladies from Blisworth with silver jewellery – both modern and heritage.|
Designed by My Sister and Me
|Plaques, tea light lanterns, all home-made and lovely by Kate.|
|Target Bowls||Great game for everyone from Ian|
Lutterworth Town Band
|Once again we are joined by perennial fete favourites the Lutterworth Town Band, who will play whilst people take tea in front of the Manor.|
|Welcome back to Winwick for Claire and her cards, gift boxes and wrapping paper.|
|Fantastic prizes including a ride in a vintage Vauxhall and £150 cash. Sue, Trev & Ian will be selling tickets.|
|Tombola||It wouldn’t be a Fete without a Tombola and this one, with Sue & Pete is a corker!|
|Ben is bringing his craft cider from Winwick – made by hand with local apples.|
|Wildlife Trust||With us to represent the world of wildlife.|
|Daisychain Crafts||All sorts of door stops and decorated jars plus Susan’s brass jewellery.|
|Ann Maynard Crafts||Ann’s wonderful home-made crafts.|
|British Savoury Treats||Fab new stall with Sam’s best of British home-made pork pies and more.|
|Come and see these beautiful hand-made textiles.|
|Ice Cream Van||This favourite treat always takes some licking – Alan is back with us again.|
|Dog Show||Varied classes including fun events for all owners. Download the list of classes here.|
|Arty Designs Face Painting||Face painting, glitter and henna. Back with us again.|
|Northants Police||Good opportunity to say hello hello hello to our local bobbies.|
The Big Strawberry
|Marvellous soft furnishings from Sarah.|
|For drawings or a perfect picture of your own pet - Heather's beautiful portraits come highly recommended.|
|Steve and Alison’s Local Honey||Bringing their delicious local honey Steve and Alison.|
Liz Fleming’s Preserves
|Delicious jams and preserves courtesy of Liz, who is with us again.|
|Hadfield’s Handbags||Bags of quality, fashionable handbags and purses.|
Jacqueline’s Handmade Jewellery and Crafts
|Jacque’s beads were so popular last time that she’s with us again.|
|Book Stall||David has hundreds of books with something for everyone.|
|Fleur Delight||Exotic clothing from Lynn – amazing value.|
|Cold Ashby Church||Maureen is back again with all sorts of bargain bits and pieces.|
|Bits and Bobs||Madge and June’s Bits and Bobs are famous at Winwick Fete – come and see why!|
|It wouldn't be the Winwick Fete without Peter and his herbs and plants. Linda is with him of course and Fete Day is Wedding Anniversary.|
|Bobbins||Gorgeous hand-made dresses and shirts for children.|
|Guide Dogs For The Blind||Guide Dogs stall, fundraising.|
|Matts Woodwork||Matt's wonderful wood turned items.|
Pink House Arts
|Hand felted items, handmade textiles and summer scarves.|
|Ruth Lyne Contemporary Glass||Lovely new stall – glass hangings plus silver and glass jewellery.|
|Knock Down Cans||Nelson is back again with Knock Down Cans - a great game for all ages!|
|Creative Fudge||Deborah's yummy fudge - there'll be a queue for this one! There always is.|
|Alice’s Accessories||Crocheted and knitted baby items.|
|Polly’s Pre Loved||Wonderful selection of antiques and collectibles.|
|Shabby chic chalk painted items - Sarah's are lovely.|
|Donkey Sanctuary||Gorgeous donkeys for you to meet.|
|RNLI||Get your RNLI gifts, cards and souvenirs here.|
|Fresh Start for Hens||Help rescue 5,000 chickens.|
|Petfood by Oscar||Willie’s bringing dog treats and foods.|
|Loads of Fun Toy Stall||
Toys for all from 30p to £30.
|We’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts to win.|
|Skittles||Great game for all the family.|
|Alison’s Bread Oven||Yummy home-made bread.|
|Lost Farm||Top quality meat from rare breeds.|
|Bakers Bangers||Best bangers in a bun – fantastic.|
|Winwick Cake Stall||Wonderful homemade cakes with Candy.|
Splat the Rat
|Great fun for everyone!|
|Soft Drinks||Jo & Sophie ready to refresh you.|
|Lathe Craft||Andy and his Dad have some great hand made items in wood.|
|The Mitchells||Welcome back with crocheted items and plants.|
|Game||Bruce's Bouncy Castle - always a favourite at the Fete.|
|Duck Race||Unique to Winwick. You'd be quackers to miss our duck races in the stream. Tell Bernie we sent you.|
|Usbourne’s Books||Fantastic selection of Usbourne’s Books from Heather.|
|Teas||Fancy a Cuppa? Then you’ve come to the right place. Mandy and her fantastic team will be waiting to serve you!|
|Winwick History||The history of our village and one family in particular. Thank you Stephen Harper Scott.|
|The Deco Theatre||Come and meet the costumed characters from Peter Pan.|
|Cones & Straws||Two timeless Fete favourites from Maureen & Barry.|
|Scentsy||Fabulous fragrance for your home from Elena.|
|Claire Rae’s Aloe Products||Claire’s lovely Aloe Vera Health and Beauty Products.|
|Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance||Welcome to the Air Ambulance who will be fundraising .|
|Old English Sheepdog Rescue||Sculptures, dog toys, treats, Christmas cards, fleeces and polo shirt.|
|Richard||Juggling and Plate Spinning|
|Elliott||Timberhitch Axe Throwing|
|Manor Gardens & Afternoon Tea||By kind permission of Mr Richard Slade and Dr Anthony Gross, Winwick Manor Gardens will be open during the Fete. There will also be a unique opportunity to take Gourmet Afternoon Tea served on the Terrace in front of The Manor.|
PART OF THE WINWICK COUNTRY CHURCH FETE
Best Puppy (6 – 12 months)
Best Veteran (10 years and over)
Best Working Dog
Best Rescue Dog
Best Terrier Type
Best Gun Dog
Best Pedigree Dog
Championship (From eight classes above)
Best Child Handler (under 11 years)
Best Child Handler (11 – 15 years)
Most Handsome Dog
Best Biscuit Catcher
Most Appealing Eyes
Best Six Legs
Most Obedient Dog
Dog with the Best Trick
Dog the Judge would most like to take home
ALL ENTRIES ON THE DAY
We are part of the West Northamptonshire Uplands, a landscape characterised by rounded, undulating hills with low ridgelines and wide views from the ridgetops. The area is of outstanding interest for its ancient ridge and furrow fields, examples of which can be found close to the village. Natural England provide an excellent summary of the characteristics of the Northamptonshire Uplands on their website.
The area around Winwick has been designated a Special Landscape Area by Northamptonshire County Council in their County Structure Plan 1996 to 2016. This in turn is recognised by Daventry District Council in their planning development policy EN1.
A Special Landscape Area is designated because of it's:
Our 13th century church, St Michael and All Angels is the centre of our community and beautifully situated on a grassy mound overlooking peaceful countryside.
The chancel was taken down in 1853 and a larger one built. This was the work of the rector, Rev A. Bromhead and his wife. They also built a Rectory (now Winwick Hall) and the Old School adjacent to the church gate. In the south trancept is an old barrel organ given to the church by Mrs Bromhead. It is still in usable condition.
Our church registers go all the way back to 1567. For many years in the 16th century there were more marriages in Winwick church than there were bachelors and spinsters in the parish.
It seems we were something of a Gretna Green for runaway couples in Northamptonshire.
There is a service at the Church on the first and third Sunday of the month, starting at 6.00 pm
Our churchyard overlooks miles of unspoiled countryside and is particularly lovely in Spring, when the 2,000 daffodils planted for the new millennium are at their best.
The bench outside the church is a perfect spot to see foxes, woodpeckers, badgers and deer. Keep an eye open too for our resident kingfishers, and don’t miss the ducks in the stream. The rural scene is enhanced by sheep grazing in the churchyard.
OUR WINDOW ON THE WORLD
No visit to Winwick would be complete without a glimpse of our new stained glass window in the West wall of the church. Commissioned by the village to mark the new millennium, the window is a gift of love to future generations. The striking design has already been described as being of national importance.
Jane Campbell, AGMP, Designer and Craftsman in Glass, offers visitors this insight into the window.
“An aerial view outlines the village with roads, fields, a stream and the church, which is highlighted. The view leads on to the rural scene of field and trees seen outside the church and throughout the village.
Colours here evoke the tranquillity of Winwick and the glory of God, depicted in seasonal shades of autumn through to spring.God’s love comes down from above in golden colours encompassing the village. This shows that God’s love is for everyone. We can all feel included and relate personally to God’s
love in our own lives and our own surroundings”.