Village Fete 24 July 2021

The first village fete after the pandemic and the first organised by the new Sports and Social Club headed by Clive Schofield was a great success with much fun had by all.  The weather was better than expected and there was a great turnout.

There were lots of activities including a bouncy castle, chair-o-plane, pony rides, vintage tractors to view, face painting, beat the goalie, skittles, mini golf, throw the wellie and face painting.

The stalls included the white elephant stall, plants from the gardening club members, the human tumblr, delicious teas and cakes and the bottle school sold out in the first two hours.  The BBQ  was a great success and special mention for the 8kg of onions that Mark and his mum caramelised for the delicious burgers provided by Sumblers.

The bar was popular with Ramsbury brewery providing their ale at cost and the afternoon’s activities ended with the popular raffle.  In the evening the BBQ reopened and music and open mike entertainment was enjoyed until the rain later on.

Thanks to all the organisers and everyone who attended and enjoyed themselves.  The takings will be counted and will ensure our sports field can carry on supporting the youth sport of the area.

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Minal Summer Events – Cricket, Outdoor Theatre and Fete

Sports and Social Events Return!

With great relief and anticipation we are able to resume activities on the sports field at last. Youth football is catching up on missed matches and cricket commences in May with games most Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. And here are early notices of events being planned for the hopefully normal summer ahead of us. Look out for more information on the Minal Website and Minal Community Facebook page or contact Clive Scholefield at

Thursday 24th June 6pm. Cricket 🏏:

Minal XI vs Ramsbury Leg Rovers. The Minal XI will roll back the years and return to the field in this annual very friendly match. But we will need more players – both young and old, particularly from the local community. Please have a go – you will enjoy it!

Thursday 1st July 7pm. Outdoor Theatre 🎭:

We are thrilled to welcome back the Mikron Theatre for their performance of “A Dog’s Tale”.  (Derek see picture below).  Bring your own chairs/ blankets/ picnic. Refreshments will be available. If past years are to go by this is a light hearted, highly skilled and quintessential English evening event for the whole family. You will need to book this year so please look out for more details or contact Milly Carmichael via the Minal Community page.

Saturday 24th July: Summer Fete!! 🥳 👒

Hot off the press – still in planning. Start the summer holidays on a day filled with good old fashioned fun and activities for all – tombolas, plant stand, bric-a-brac, book stand, human fruit machine, games, face painting, refreshments, BBQ and more! And hopefully some live music at the end.