This year's Beaulieu Village Fete took place on Saturday 20th July and Beaulieu Camera Group were once again invited to exhibit prints from our members. After a light shower of rain in the morning, the weather in the afternoon was dry and bright with a little breeze. Prints from twenty five different members were on display with a total of 81 images. The fete was opened by Adrian Hall who played Jeremy the boy in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and he arrived in the actual car. Adrian was asked to choose his favourite print and he selected "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland" by Hilary Flaxman who was presented with a bottle of champagne. The general public were also sked to vote for their favourite print and 330 people handed in a voting slip, a record number. The print with the highest number of votes was "Homeward Bound" by Paul Gray, who will be presented with the Bob Grier Trophy at our first meeting after the Summer break. Many thanks to all the members who supplied prints for the Exhibition and also to Hilary Flaxman, Neil Hardy, Greg Holmes, Paul Gray and Alan Price who helped set up the stands and put the prints up and the many members who visited the Fete in the afternoon and helped give out the voting slips and talk to the visitors.

Hilary Flaxman with her print "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland"

Hilary Flaxman with her print "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland" which was the choice of guest judge, Adrian Hall, pictured with Adrian and Lord Montagu.

Paul Gray with his print "Homeward Bound" winner of the Bob Grier Trophy

Paul Gray with his print "Homeward Bound" the winner of the Bob Grier trophy for the most votes by the general public at the Beaulieu Village Fete.

Adrian Hall in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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To see the full list of votes cast at the Village Fete please click on the link below which will take you to the Members Section: 

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary