Village Fete 2014
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A new award, the Tony Minikin Prize, was presented at Oxenhope Millennium Green Fete on Saturday 28 June.
It was created in honour of the popular former President of the Keighley and Craven Athletics Club, whose sudden death was announced at the start of the annual Fell Race. The first to receive the prize was Colin Feather of Marsh Harriers (1st Veteran Over 60).
The Fell Race, which was the opening event of the Village Fete, attracted 31 runners. It was won by Christian Holmes, who shaved 21 seconds off the previous record coming in at 22 minutes 27 seconds. Further results are summarised below.
Marsh Harriers were judged the winners in the tug of war competition against The Rest of the World, and in the Junior tug of war game, The Girls beat The Boys.
Also in the arena were Dog Agility demonstrations, children and family races and a school performance led by the Revd Nigel Wright. Haworth Band played, plastic ducks were raced in the beck, there were the usual stalls, home made cakes were plentiful and warm drinks appreciated.
Ken Eastwood, Chair of the Millennium Green Trust, said, “I’d like to thank everyone involved with the fete, including our sponsors and the volunteers who worked tirelessly before and after the event. It was a lovely village fete, enjoyed by all.”
The annual Fete raises money for the upkeep of the village amenity, the Millennium Green.
Race was 3.3 miles rising to 500ft
|1st Male||Christian Holmes||Wharfdale Harriers||22.27 (course record)|
|2nd Male||Daniel Cross||Hyde Park Harriers||24.21|
|3rd Male||Colin Tranter||Hyde Park Harriers|
|1st Female||Anne Milner||Wharfdale Harriers||34.00|
|2nd Female||Nicola Leng||No Team||34.29|
|1st Veteran (Over 40) Male||Ken Fox||Hyde Park Harriers||30.03|
|1st Veteran (Over 40) Female||Diane McDonald||Keighley & Craven AC||36.06|
|1st Veteran (Over 60) Male||Colin Feather||Marsh Harriers||31.55|
|1st Local Male||Paul Crabtree||Wharfdale Harriers||24.40|
|1st Local Female||Lynn Murphy||Keighley & Craven AC||34.57|
|TourDeFrance Poster||Winner||Tyler Thackray, age 7|
|Sack Race (Under 6)||1st Place||Katie Prysiaznyg|
|Sack Race (Under 10s)||1st Place||Jacob Haigh|
|Sack Race (Under 10s)||2nd Place||Lilly Ellis|
|Sack Race (over 10s)||1st Place||Eleanor Walker|
|Sack Race (over 10s)||2nd Place||William Herd|
|Egg & Spoon (Under 6)||1st Place||Aaron Griffiths|
|Egg & Spoon (Under 6)||2nd Place||Daniel Sergeant|
|Egg & Spoon (Under 10s)||1st Place||Lilly Ellis|
|Egg & Spoon (Under 10s)||2nd Place||Charlotte Bailey|
|Egg & Spoon (over 10s)||1st Place||Paris Ahmed|
|Egg & Spoon (over 10s)||2nd Place||Niamh Wells|
|Three – legged Race (1)||1st Place||Lewis Verdeyen & Reuben Clements|
|Three – legged Race (1)||2nd Place||Jacob Haigh & Tyler Thackray|
|Three – legged Race (2)||1st Place||Charlotte Bailey & Maddie Lambert|
|Three – legged Race (2)||1st Place||Eleanor Walker & Katie Carling|
|Tug – of – War||2/2||Marsh Harriers|
|Tug – of – War||2/2||Girls Team|
|Family / Group Games||1st Place||Family Haigh, Thackray, Ellis & Sollitt|
|Family / Group Games||2nd Place||Family Lambert & Bailey|
Winning prize numbers not yet claimed:-
- Bob Beattie
- C & L Herd Butchers
- Co-operative Food
- Creative Hearts
- Digital Nomads
- Ellisons Butchers
- George Emmott (Pawsons)
- Green Thumb
- J A Bailey
- New Coley Nurseries
- Old Oxenhope Farm
- SMJ Falconry & Crafts
- Timothy Taylor & Co.
- Unique Unisex Hair Studio
- Upwood Holiday Park
- Whitakers Animal Feeds
The Millennium Green Trust maintains the Green for the enjoyment of all living in or visiting Oxenhope.
Sponsorship income and proceeds from other donations and raffle ticket sales at the fete on the Green create an operating surplus that is used to offset routine maintenance costs.
The surplus is put towards the costs of routine grounds maintenance including grass cutting, tree and path works, miscellaneous repairs and also offsets other costs including insurance.
The Trust does not receive routine funding from Bradford Council, although it has benefitted from small grants from time to time to assist with essential repairs and improvements.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so by making a BACS payment using sort code 30-91-12 and account number 03290973.
If doing so please contact us by email to confirm the donation made.
Many thanks for your support.