Your article: More than £1,000 raised at Annual Spring Fete

Members of The Inland Waterways Association East Yorkshire branch. Pictured (l-r) are Howard and Hillery Anguish, Dave and Chris Stones and Roger Bromley.

Members of The Inland Waterways Association East Yorkshire branch. Pictured (l-r) are Howard and Hillery Anguish, Dave and Chris Stones and Roger Bromley.

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There were a variety of attractions at Pocklington Canal Amenity Society’s Annual Spring Fete on Sunday.

Held at Melbourne Village Hall, it was the first major fundraising event for the Bicentenary Appeal. This appeal is to raise funds to allow restoration and navigation of the Pocklington Canal as far as the Bielby Arm.

The event was well supported with stands from Canal and River Trust, Inland Waterways and Pocklington Canal Amenity Society’s own stand featuring the history of the canal. The fete also featured many local craft stalls, static engines, a fairground ride and there was a tombola, bric-a-brac and cake stalls. A team of caterers from Canal Head assisted at the event.

A spokesperson for the Society said: “We had a steady stream of visitors who donated generously with several new members joining which enabled us to raise in excess of £1,000 on the day.

“Many thanks to all exhibitors, volunteers and the general public who made it a successful day.”

More pictures from this event in this week’s (28 May) people’s paper.