'Jo Cox would have delighted in opening a similar event': South Cambs MP speaks of Melbourn Fete success

PUBLISHED: 17:18 21 June 2016 | UPDATED: 17:18 21 June 2016

Heidi was attracted to this immaculate classic 1968 Morris Minor 1,000 belonging to Eric Theobald from Stow - cum- Quy. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Heidi was attracted to this immaculate classic 1968 Morris Minor 1,000 belonging to Eric Theobald from Stow - cum- Quy. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

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Melbourn Fete 'made the community proud, with something for everyone', says South Cambs MP Heidi Allen.

The Chain of Wild Flower Group, Claire Crossman, Yvonne Chamberlain, and Liz Williams, promoting their big family day venture on Saturday July 16th. PICTURE: Clive Porter.The Chain of Wild Flower Group, Claire Crossman, Yvonne Chamberlain, and Liz Williams, promoting their big family day venture on Saturday July 16th. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The event on Saturday was opened by the MP and featured music, classic cars, a raffle, food and bar.

There were also stalls, a tea shop and competitions, and everything from a Prosecco stand to egg throwing and prizes for home cooking and art.

Heidi said: “There was quite literally something for everyone.

“There was of course a sense of sadness as I know Jo Cox MP – who died last Thursday – would have delighted in opening a similar event in her constituency too.

This immaculate 1960 Vauxhall Victor has been in the ownership of Cambridge man, Gary Seeley for the last 16 years. PICTURE: Clive PorterThis immaculate 1960 Vauxhall Victor has been in the ownership of Cambridge man, Gary Seeley for the last 16 years. PICTURE: Clive Porter

“Close communities are the linchpins of our society, through good times and bad.”

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