Please note change of venue.
Organised by the Bodmin Hospital League of Friends
25th June 2022, 2pm
This year our Fete will be opened by explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison¹ and will be held at
Fair Park, Westheath Avenue.
Free Parking and Free Admission – Set your satnav to PL31 1QH
Access the Fete by turning in to Corporation Road from Westheath Avenue (A389) and then immediately right in to the park. There will be Marshalls to guide you.
All our usual Fete Stalls
£250 Cash Prize Draw²
Bodmin Town Crier
KBSK Performing Arts
St Minver Silver Band
Firebird Cabaret Disco
Family Dog Show
Memory Lane Sweets
Refreshments – Produce – Strawberries & Cream
Games – Tombola – Bric-a-brac …
and much more to come. Watch this space.
The photographs are from our last fete.
For further information or if you would like to help out at the event please contact:
Jess Finnemore: firstname.lastname@example.org
¹ Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE. Robin is a well known local personality and
international explorer. He was the first person to travel overland by jeep from London to Sri Lanka in 1957. In 1958 he and Richard Mason became the first to cross South America overland at its widest point. In 1964–65 he made the first river crossing of South America from north to south from the Orinoco to Buenos Aires (at first with Sebastian Snow). In 1968 he took part in the Geographical
Magazine Amazonas Expedition by Hovercraft from Manaus to the Republic of Trinidad. Discussions with the ethnobotanist Conrad Gorinsky led to the foundation of the charity Survival International. In 1971, as Chairman of Survival, he visited 33 Indian tribes in Brazil at the invitation of the Brazilian government and reported on their condition. In 1977–78 he led the Royal Geographical Society’s Gunung Mulu expedition to Sarawak, the Society’s largest
expedition at that time, taking 115 scientists into the rainforest for 15
months. Since 1960 he has farmed over 2,000 acres of hill farm on
Bodmin Moor in Cornwall with sheep and cattle, diversified with Angora goats, red deer and wild boar from Russia, and later farming energy from wind, solar, water and biomass.In 1982 and 1983 he organised Capital Radio’s Venture Days in Battersea Park. From 1995 to 1998 he was CEO of the British Field Sports
Society, now the Countryside Alliance. He organised the Countryside Rally, which brought 130,000 people to Hyde Park in July 1997, and the Countryside March when 300,000 marched through London in 1998.In 2015–16 he celebrated his 80th year by undertaking eight challenges, starting with the London Marathon, which raised over £80,000 for Survival International. In 2020 he spent seven weeks in hospital with COVID-19 before returning home to celebrate his 84th birthday. (Information on Robin’s life from Wikipedia).
² Kindly donated by Mid Cornwall Brokers.