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Michaelmas Fete - A wonderful day out!

The Fete took place on Sunday 27th Sep 2015 to celebrate the conclusion of the TotonUnearthed project. Along with the unveiling of two interpretation boards at both Manor House and Watermill archaeological sites, an assembled collection of entertainers, craftspeople, and local residents bathed in the Autumn sunshine to give Toton a rare day out! Why not relive the day and watch the Photo Gallery* below.

* Acknowledgement to Beeston Camera Club for all Gallery photos.

Minstrels - By Sloe Gin group (medieval dance, ditties, jigs, reels, love songs, ballads).

Tussie Mussie making

Falconry Display - By Hawkeye Falconry UK.

Corn Dollies - By Steve Plowright.

Clay pipe exhibition - A selection of pre-19th century pipes on display.

Beekeeping - By Tony Maggs.

Basket Making - Maggie Cooper

Medieval Sword Fighting - By Falchion

Town crier

Shetland Ponies - mini-horses a plenty.

Vintage Vehicles

Friends of Toton Fields Group stall

Bouncy castles - for young and old!


Create a Model Mill competition.. And winners

Well we had some very interesting entries for the Create a Model Mill competition - from complete mill models, to a windmill, and then to a picture of a water mill - well we had fun judging at the Fare! Two watermills were clear winners... Well done to everyone!

The two winning entries are now on display at Toton Library. Congratulations.

Winner (Under 11)

Straw roof of medieval water mill by Sasha Withers (Chetwynd Road Primary school)

Winner (Adult or over 16)
Grange Mill: Victorian water mill by
Brian Hughes and grandchild.

Here are a few photos* to acknowledge the part played by the exhibitors and other participants in the great day. Apologies to participants who weren’t photographed and many thanks to you.

* Photos courtesy of Andy Capstick