SEMINGTON held its first village fete since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted.
“After so long in lockdown, and having been without a traditional community event since Christmas 2019, it was a joy to see so many people from Semington enjoying that quintessential summer moment: the village fete,” said villager Vicky Bodman.
“Brilliantly organised across 3 sites, we enjoyed cream teas, tombola, village crafts, music, morris dancing, skittles, granny’s attic, coconut shy and much more. The sun was shining, children chewed green candy floss, grown-ups enjoyed a refresher at the Somerset Arms, and villagers promenaded between venues along High Street. Just lovely.
“The Village Hall saw its first major event in 18 months when it opened its doors to an exhibition of Semington Camera Club photos and a display of Lockdown crafts and art made by residents.
“The standard of work was as varied as it was beautiful and many villagers used their time in Lockdown to resurrect old skills, learn new ones or simply hone those already enjoyed. Visitors enjoyed paintings, drawings, knitting, crochet, lace-work, embroidery, cross stitch, patchwork, quilting, dress making, miniature model buildings, upholstery, tea-bag folding and basket weaving.
“Many exhibits came with touching stories of the motivation behind the work and a new found admiration of our neighbours’ skills and artistry.
“Semington Camera Club falls into the category of ‘Small but Mighty’ as its members showed over 40 prints in a varied and eye-catching display. The talent and creativity on display was humbling and whilst we hope and pray that we don’t have to endure another Lockdown, we do hope that we can hold another exhibition in 2022.
“ The Event made around £1,800 which will be split between the village school, church, village hall plus a charity donation.”