Fete raises money towards renovation of old village school

A dog show at Long Crendon fete PNL-160718-120516001

A dog show at Long Crendon fete PNL-160718-120516001

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A fete to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday has raised £2,300 towards the renovation of The Old School in Long Crendon.

The Old School was built in 1876 and is now a community centre.

The Long Crendon Village Association (LCVA) is aiming to raise £25,000 so that the building can be renovated.

The money raised from the fete, held at the village’s Recreation Ground on Saturday July 9 means the current total raised towards the project is £18,000.

One of the highlights of the day was the Long Crendon Preservation Society’s picture quiz of historical buildings and sites in the village.

Long Crendon School provided a display of portraits of the Queen painted by students from all classes.

The portrait judged the best was by Olive Stevens in Year Four.

A fancy dress competition on the theme of Kings and Queens was also held.

A dog show took place and was very popular with the winners in all classes getting rosettes.

Cream teas and a barbecue were available throughout the day as refreshments.

Music was provided by a jazz band who kept the crowds entertained throughout the afternoon.

Pictured above is the dog show.