Sambourne Village


MiniFest 2011 and Church Fete - brought to you by the Sambourne Village Association

church hall 2011 First RespondersA wet start to the minifest this year saw 60 people turn out for rounders, BBQ, Pimm’s and beer at the recreation ground on Friday evening.
  4 teams competed and the winning team was Laurance Evans’ “The DB’s” comprising Paul May, Sam Workman, Chris Cooke, Leila Spencer, Sian Finneran, Dom Yearby,

The 1st second and third winners of the space hopper race were Callum Finneran, Alice Kerridge and George Cooke.




crazy golf Thanks to Mark Arnold who provided the medals and to everyone who braved the rain and showed what might be called the “Sambourne spirit”.

Saturday’s Church fete went well (the scones were highly complemented and the old photo’s on the W.I stand were marvellous).

Competition winners for best pimped pet were junior: Bethany Snape (with spaced chicken sparkle ballerina) and senior: Laurance Evans (pimped pork) and for best space ship were junior: George Cooke and senior: Anne Price.

Nice to see some new stalls on the field this year; I know the kids appreciated the bicycles.


The Bad boys were great again on Saturday night and the pig roast by The Arden Pig Company went down a treat (01789 297893 ian@ardenpigcompany.co.uk www.ardenpigcompany.co.uk).

Fancy dress winners were Adult: Candice Laband as The Tardis and Junior: Alice Kerridge as Luke Skywalker. Well done everyone else for making the effort. <grey1>

The Yuri Gagarin Crazy Golf Challenge on Sunday saw a good turn out with the adult winner: Ben Workman, Junior: Alicia Budgen and a runaway success for Pete Laband with his Neptune winning what is becoming quite a competitive “Best Hole” competition. Congratulations anyway and thanks to the other hole hosts.

Other thanks to Tracy May (face paints), Ann Price and Elaine Richardson (Pimm’s tent), Grant Richardson(Loos), Kate Cooke (competitions), Mike Waplington (BBQ/ band), Laurance Evans (Band), Phil Jones (classics), Adam Quinney, The Green Dragon, Sambourne Parish Council (fields), Gaffer (POWER),Willis Ward (Gazebo crew), John Snape (tractors/driving), Allely’s (STAGE), Matthew Cooke(sponge stall), Wayne Bates (organisational support) all the car owners (The silver Bentley used to belong to Joe Kimber), all the others who lent a hand mowing, litter picking, Gazebo-ing etc).