THE Queen’s 90th birthday was the theme for Chiddingfold Village Fete on Sunday and helped to make the popular annual event “the best yet”.

The newly-formed Chiddingfold Choir put on a show stopper of a performance dressed in red, white and blue, and joined by the village Brownies and Guides, with a flag-waving rendition of the national anthem.

“Everyone seemed to have some red, white and blue and there were so many Union Jacks,” joint fete secretary Suzanne Tunn said.

“Everyone did their bit and the fete was the best yet.

“We were blessed with the weather. It was wet when we were setting up but it dried up when the fete started and the rain only started again when we had finished and were loading up. The girls won both tug of war fights, which left the boys feeling quite dejected but there’s always next year.

“Chiddingfold Ladies Club, which organises the tea tent, has disbanded. But they came together for one last hurrah, which was very good of them.

“One lady living next to the green did an impromptu garden opening and raised £32 to go towards the village causes the fete supports, St Mary’s Church, the village hall and nursery and the good neighbours scheme.”