Now we have had a day to recover, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped make this weekends events happen.
That includes everyone that attended at any point during the weekend, car booters, stall holders, helpers on our stalls, Gary and Sandra and their staff at the Village Inn, Halfords Traditional Butchers, Hetty Peglar’s Tump, Rock Choir, Bucketlist, Jack Boskett, Hans Haverkamp and anyone else who judged the competition entries, the Classic Vehicle collection, the Electric Vehicle collection, TRAC committee, additional helpers, Twyning Parish Council to name but a few.
On Saturday night, we held the Barn Dance. With music and calling from the excellent Hetty Peglar’s Tump, around 140 people danced all through the night, adequately fed and watered by the bar run by the Village Inn and the BBQ run by Halfords Traditional Butchers.
The Sunday of this years August Bank Holiday weekend saw the first of the new expanded Twyning Motor Show. Traditionally a classic car event, this year the classics were joined on the green by a selection of fully electric vehicles, the idea being to juxtapose the history of the automobile with the future of transportation.
Both collections were attended well with rarities such as a BMW Z1, a Triumph TR6, a rally prepared Jaguar, Austin Healeys, a Bentley and a Rolls Royce, classic MGs, Alfa Romeos and Ford representing classic automotive history.
The electric vehicle collection saw vehicles from Kia, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Renault, Hyundai and of course Tesla with all three of their current models displayed generously by their owners. We were also lucky enough to be visited by a fully electric boat (aptly named ‘Silent Adventure” and of course being towed by a dancing Tesla Model X) and a Jaguar iPace which had travelled from Liverpool specifically for the event, surely putting pay to the objection that you cannot do a long journey in an electric vehicle?
In all over 50 vehicles were presented by their owners (not including the 3 ride-on Tesla’s that were available for rides in return for donations to TRAC) for our community to enjoy and experience and we hope to develop and grow this in the coming years.
Then on Monday we had great weather for the main event, the Village fete. We cannot even begin to imagine how many people came to our wonderful village, but they came from far and wide.
We had stalls from Twyning organisations (Playgroup, Tots, Scouts, The Church, The Chapel and Twyning Logs), self run stalls (BBQ, tombola, refreshments in the marquee, wine game, ladder game, bouncy slide and the return of the dung drop), licensed bar run by Gary and Sandra (and staff) from the Village Inn and John Westcott with a new game that he designed and built himself. Also we filled the area around the green with car boot sellers (good weather always attracts plenty of sellers).
We had strong entries for the competitions as can be seen from the photos (we will always want more though), including 7 scarecrows. Special thanks to Jack Boskett for taking time to come and judge our photography entries.
In the main area, we run our traditional egg throwing competition and tug of war game. Rock Choir brought a choir of approximately 100 people to entertain us with a 45 minute set, then local covers band Bucketlist finished off the entertainment with a 30 minutes set.
To round off the day, the raffle draw was held. Local organisations were very generous with prizes, which is fantastic. It does take a while to draw all of the tickets though (we aren’t complaining).