A roaring good time was had by all at the Lions’ Berkhamsted Fete

A VARIETY of stalls and activities including a climbing wall and bouncy castle drew in the crowds at this year’s Berkhamsted Lions’ Summer Fete.

Around 3,500 people attended the event on Monday as the rain held off over the town’s cricket ground.

A10 WEEK 34'MCBH'rd'Lions Fete at Berkhamsptead CC

A10 WEEK 34'MCBH'rd'Lions Fete at Berkhamsptead CC

The Dacorum Majorettes kicked off affairs, and local Nick Owen, best known for presenting the breakfast television programme TV-am and the BBC’s local news show Midlands Today, gave a charismatic address to visitors who turned out on the day.

Lions president Jane Cresswell said: “I was extremely pleased with the day. It’s hard work organising an event like this and my thanks go out to all the Lions and volunteers involved and to the numerous local companies that advertise in the programme and support us.”

The fete’s Companion Dog Show, run by the local Kennel Club, returned this year with a record number of 87 dogs taking part.

Best In Show was awarded by Judge Dawn Lawrance to Pamela O’Brien from Canvey Island with her toy poodle.

A10 WEEK 34 MCBH rd Lions Fete at Berkhamsptead CC  Lilly Kemp 8 on the Bucking Bull

A10 WEEK 34 MCBH rd Lions Fete at Berkhamsptead CC Lilly Kemp 8 on the Bucking Bull

Also on offer were pony rides, courtesy of the Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary, and fun-filled children’s act Dingle Fingle and the Town Clown Crime Watch.

The Lions also said a special thank you to anyone who donated bottles for the Lions Stall which alone raised £840.