MERL Village Fete 2013

Silver band at MERL fete 2012Saturday 1st June, 10am to 4.30pm

  • £2.50 per adult, children free
  • Drop-in

MERL's annual Village Fete will be on the theme of crafts and traditions this year, so come along and join in the fun!

Find out how to enter this year's Village Fete cake competition


Traditional crafts demonstrations

Watch craftspeople at work and find out more about traditional crafts today from representatives of the Heritage Crafts Association.

  • Martin Damon, spoon carving (on HCA stand)
  • Hollington Forge, blacksmiths
  • Simon Vowell, bodger
  • Rob Peacock, saddler
  • Sophia Gabbitas, willow weaver
  • Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Dyers & Weavers


Martin Andrews printing pressCraft workshops

  • Printing press
  • Willow weaving
  • Paper making




Armaleggan morris dancers at MERL fete 2012Entertainment

  • Armaleggan Morris dancers
  • Waltham St Lawrence Silver band



  • Redlands WI
  • R & J Nickless beekeepers
  • Reading & District Fuschia Society
  • Berkshire Family History Society
  • Berkshire Show
  • and many more...


MERL Village Fete hog roastRefreshments

  • Beer tent
  • Hog roast
  • Cream teas
  • Ice-cream


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