Residents flocked to a County Durham village this weekend to celebrate an annual summer fair filled with sports, classic cars, and fancy dress.

The Ingleton Village Fayre took place on Saturday (June 8) and saw many revel in the spectacle of the annual event.

The popular show saw an array of classic cars on display – with onlookers admiring the impressive vintage vehicles.

Among the cars, a humorous kingly visage could be made out in the window of the motors.


Residents took the opportunity again this year to enjoy a sunny day out with their families and furry friends.

Ingleton Village Fayre returned in the early 2000s and has grown in size and popularity since.

It serves as a way to raise money for the village hall and fund community activities.

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The event saw the Church of St John the Evangelist, located on Front Street, decorated with a floral display – while the history of the village was also celebrated at the church.

They thanked those who took part and made the event a special one.

In a post online, they said: “On Saturday 8 June, St John's was adorned with floral displays, done by villagers as part of our annual Ingleton Village Fayre. The theme was afternoon teas.

“The history of Ingleton village in old photos was also displayed for all to enjoy.

“Many thanks go to those who decorated our church so beautifully, and for the donations received via cash and contactless giving.”

Morris dancers could be seen taking part in the festivities – while a brass band provided the backdrop for an excellent outing.

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Speaking before the fair took place, an organiser for the event said: “The Village Fayre and Classic Car Show is normally held in early June and is the principal means to raise funds to maintain the village hall and to support community activities. 

“Priding itself on being traditional, it comprises all the things that make a great British summer’s afternoon: stalls (including a coconut shy), children’s sports, fancy dress, a brass band, cream teas, raffles and a vintage car display.

“The teas in the Village Hall are particularly popular and are the main attraction for many villagers and visitors.”

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