Yesterday was an exciting day in Kennington Village (as it was introduced at Cleaver Square fete). (This, after all, is Old North Surrey dahling, and not South London). Anyhow, what with the frivolities of the Cleaver Square Fete and the celebration of Portugal Day in Kennington Park (photos will go up tomorrow), it was hard to know where to go (or what to eat) first, but help was at hand:
You can't beat a good Kennington cupcake:
Apologies to the headless people, but I was focusing on the cakes:
Manning the tombola...
Did I mention that I love cake...?
The raspberry sponges at the bottom were incredible:
I counted three cake stalls. Yum.
(The Punch and Judy show was very good, and the adults seemed to enjoy it just as much as the children).
That's the way to do it...
Oh, Mr Punch. Didn't they warn you never to smile at a crocodile?
Too late. Mr Punch was eaten for lunch :-(
Beautiful fabrics on sale, and a lovely smile:
Kate Hoey, MP, opened the fete in a rather special summer boater.
A summer fete is just not a summer fete without a pensive looking vicar. In the event, it didn't rain.
Special thanks should go to Winkworth, who sponsored the fete to the tune of £4000 and ran the raffle.
Well Done chaps.
Kate Hoey is proud to have been re-elected to serve the residents of the constituency, and here she is again, enjoying herself in style.
We were entertained by a variety of acts. Firstly, a little light jazz...
The Kennington Association had a little help from their friends, the Kennington Bookshop, who kindly donated unsaleable stock, to raise money for local projects.
This lead to a rush, as the SE11 literati mafia stormed in.
The Kennington Association were not the only people present in spiffing outfits...
You'd never, in a million years, guess that this photo was taken in inner-city London, would you?
Another general crowd shot that demonstrates how well attended this event was... The organisers did a fantastic job, as usual...
You guessed right. It's another cake stall!
These chaps (working for Tomorrow's People, a charity that enables young people to find worthwhile employment) are usually present, come rain or shine, outside St Anselm's Church on a Saturday, selling flowers and plants. Business looked brisk today...
The only summer fete in England that can boast real French lobster!
Workers and volunteers from the Parish of North Lambeth, enjoying the fete and furthering consultation on the St Anselm's project (more on that this week...)
A bee-autiful mosaic, and some Lambeth honey:
The worker bees, keeping bee-sy at the Fete...
A fantastic day that attracts people from Kennington and beyond. It's fair to say that a good time was had by all. (However, if you happen to see yourself (or somebody you know) in one of the photographs, and wish me to remove it, please drop me an email.)