Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) saw the annual Stoke Gifford Fête take place in the Trust Grounds, North Road. There was an excellent turnout, with an estimated 1,500 people attending the event, which included a fun dog show and (new for this year) donkey rides.
Although the strong winds and rain meant the inflatable slide and bouncy castle had to be deflated, the sun did reappear, and they were able to go back up again. The ominous grey clouds and occasional rain shower didn’t seem to put people off as the community came together to enjoy the event.
Madelynne, aged 5, who attended the fête, said:
“I had a great time – my favourite thing was going on the swing ride with my cousin Poppy!”.
Tanya Booth, treasurer of the Stoke Gifford Trust Committee, said:
“A great time was had by all at the Stoke Gifford Fête today. Filton Concert Brass entertained along with the Stokes Singers. Swingboats and tea cup rides entertained the children with appearances by Paddington, Paw Patrol and Mr Incredible. Marky Jay entertained with ‘Monkey Magic’ and Stoke Gifford Taekwondo demonstrated their skills.”
“Several visitors commented on how great it was to have a ‘whole community’ event with everyone represented, from the British Legion to the local pre-school, Guides and Scouts, WI, Little Stoke Garden Society and Short Mat Bowls to name but a few.”
“The event was organised by Stoke Gifford Trust who would like to thank local businesses, Stoke Gifford Scout Group, St Michael’s Church, parish councillors and other local groups and residents for their help in putting on the event.”
“We would also like to thank Stoke Gifford Parish Council for their generous grant of £1,000 towards the cost of the event.”
The trust is always looking for help with the organising and running of the event, so if this is something that you think you may be interested in, please contact
Tanya or one of the other members of the committee via stokegiffordtrust.org.uk
Photos: 1 Filton Concert Brass. 2 Paw Patrol character. 3 Donkey rides.
This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 28). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.