IT WAS a quintessential English event complete with Pimms on the green, hot dogs and cream teas as hundreds flocked to Micheldever on Saturday for its annual village fete.

Around 800 people enjoyed the sun, games, races and activities to raise more than £4,000 for the village church.

The annual event at Lord Rank Playing Field, saw dozens of volunteers pitch in arriving at 8am to set hay bales and put up stalls, to provide activities including archery, sack races, numerous stalls and the annual dog show.

Fete chairman Louise Keys said: “All of my neighbours volunteered in a variety of ways from organising the dog show, running the book stall, opening the fete to managing the signage in the days preceding the event. The fete couldn’t have taken place without them. It was a real community event which will be talked about for a long time to come and has raised vital money for the upkeep of our local church.”