A garden party extravaganza was held at Manor House Farm, Lund, by kind permission of Jonathan and Elizabeth Walker.
This was preceded by a vintage tractor rally featuring 38 tractors and drivers which started from the village green (after coffee served in the Forge by the Wellington Inn) and lasted for three hours in the nearby countryside before returning to Lund. The drivers are to be complemented on their resilience to thunder and lightening and heavy rain during parts of the rally. The best tractor was judged to be owned by Chris Thompson of Common Farm, Cranswick. The garden party opened at 2pm by Sue Woonock (of Yorkshire Post notoriety) and was attended by several hundred people from Lunch and surrounding villages as well as people for Bridlington and Sunderland! An excellent afternoon was experienced with hot beef rolls, strawberry cream teas etc bring available together with coffee, tea and a bar, operated by Graham Wright, providing liquid refreshment. Entertainment was provided by the Beverly Garland, Makara from Bridlington and the Hull Green Ginger Gardlans morris dancer groups who provided various styles of dancing. Another major attraction was a fun dog show featuring twelve classes and judged by Sue Woodcock - the overall best dog in show being ‘Sunny Boy’ owned by Barbara Green from Pockilington. There was also a falconry display by the Holderness falconry club. Various other attraction included a tombola, cake, jam and preserve stalls, face painting, coconut shy, tug of war, bookstall and several others. Mr Andrew Storrie, a well known local water colour artist, also painted a scene on the day, also auctioning a Tour De France painting, at the end of the party which sold for £85.
Thanks are expressed to all of the sponsors of various events, also to Sue Woodcock for her judging of the dog show, and to the organising committee along with all the willing helpers on the day for all their efforts. The party culminated in raising funds of £2400 which is to be shared by all the All Saints Church Methodist Chapel and Village Hall at Lund.