Traditional Folkestone village Windmill fete launches bizarre Bra Pong game!

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By Susan Carey

There may not have been any wind to turn the sails of the windmill on Saturday 30 June at the Stelling Minnis Windmill Fete but there was brilliant sunshine and hundreds of visitors enjoying themselves.

Run by Stelling Minnis Primary School, the fete attracts visitors from far and wide to see the vintage vehicles, browse the stalls for crafts, food and drink – this year there were over 70 trade stands as well as those run by the school.


John Hall giving one of the vintage cars an appraisal  Photo: Susan Carey


Rides are always popular at the Windmill Fete and were available on a horse drawn carriage as well as some of the steam vehicles.


Bra Pong   Photo: Susan Carey


Among the games on offer was a novel twist on an old theme with ‘Bra Pong’ where the aim was to fill bra cups with balls. Visitors could watch traditional skills such as woodwork and the Stelling Minnis school pupils put on several displays of gymnastics. Live music was provided by The Fix which is one of the leading rock cover bands in the South of England (keyboard and vocals from Stelling Minnis local Lee Jones).

Susan Carey with Jonathan Hurdwell who was this year’s Master of Ceremonies

More than £7,000 was raised for the school and various local groups such as Stelling and Upper Hardres Scouts, the village hall and the local pre-school.


Gymnastics display  Photo: Susan Carey


Local councillor Susan Carey said, ‘This year’s Windmill Fete has raised an impressive amount of money and provided a great deal of enjoyment for many people. I congratulate the organisers and look forward to next year’s event.’

Horse and cart transport  Photo: Susan Carey

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