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Uplyme's fete is set to bounce back
12:00pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
A TRADITION dating back to the 1920s died out this year with the abandonment of Uplyme’s village fete.
Now three villagers have come to the rescue and the fete will go ahead next year on June 15.
Paula Wyon-Brown and her husband John organised the event for ten years and tried desperately to find someone to take over.
No one did this year but that’s all set to change.
Now Roger, Jon and Charlotte Matthews are going to make it happen in 2013.
The fete is run on behalf of the village hall and regularly makes around £1,200.
When village newcomer Mr Trask read the fete had died he decided to do something about it.
After contacting Mrs Wyon-Brown he was put in contact with Jon and Charlotte Matthews who had also volunteered.
Mr Trask said: “It is a great village and everyone was saying what a shame there was no fete this year.
“My wife and I are quite new we have only been in Uplyme about 16 months so we would like to give something back – it is such a lovely community.”