Janice Issitt                    Life and Style

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26 Jul 2013

Village Life

We are the village green preservation society, God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties. Preserving the old ways from being abused, protecting the new ways for me and for you.God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards, God save little shops, china cups and the Village Green. Thank you to the Kinks for summing up what life is still like in a village in the United Kingdom, in my case Buckinghamshire. Yes all this still happens in these little pockets where time stood still.

British summer fetes are in full swing, the one in my village takes place this weekend. Heres some photos I took in previous years to give you a taste of what to expect.

local produce and plants from village gardens

Morris men with funny hats

Morris men have a horse figure who falls down dead at one point in the dance.

home made good old fashioned fun

Morris Dancers

cream teas in the village hall

flowers and plants very cheap

more Morris Dancing

an old steam engine or two

a brass band

some local residents

the great chefs of the village show off their skills

lots of home baked cakes made by the ladies of the village, sadly not me, I cannot bake 

fun for children that doesn't involve technology
a dog show

show me the way to go home, I've had too much Pimms.
themed flower displays in the Church
Have a lovely time if you make it along to a village fete this weekend. The Morris Dancers featured here are called The Aldbury Morris Men

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