Percy Cutmore, Keith Ireland and Les Meiklejohn with Keith’s 1951 Riley sedan at the Anglican fete on Saturday.
Percy Cutmore, Keith Ireland and Les Meiklejohn with Keith’s 1951 Riley sedan at the Anglican fete on Saturday.

Crowds feted with fun festival options

CROWDS milled into the St Mark's Anglican Church grounds on Saturday morning to indulge in the festivities of the annual fete.

There was a little something for everyone on offer, including homemade cooking, dancing, artworks, rides and even a vintage car.

Warwick's Keith Ireland took his 1951 Riley sedan along to the event and spent the morning mingling with admirers of his shiny machine.

Mr Ireland often shows his piece of history at local events and said he loved chatting with people and swapping car stories.

"People come along and they reminisce about when the cars were made and when they had their own," he said.

"Some people will stop and ask questions and I will tell them all about it - and sometimes they tell me."

During his life, Mr Ireland has owned an array of vintage cars, including MGs and Morris Minors and spent five years restoring his Riley.

"I have always had vintage cars and this was one of the deluxe cars of its time."

Warwick youngster Ryan Balint and his friends Lachlen and Jackson Cook experienced their first ever St Mark's Fete at the weekend and had a ball.

The boys said they were most impressed by the artwork displays and the variety on show.

"We haven't been here before but just came to watch the weaving and the wood crafting," Ryan said.

"My favourite part of it all was the wood crafting because he made really cool faces and other things."

Warwick Woodcrafters member and teacher Linton MacNamara spent the morning showcasing his carving skills to eager spectators.

Mr MacNamara said he had enjoyed demonstrating his work.

"I just want to show people what we do and I have met some very lovely people," he said.



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