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"Fete: A Vibrant Tapestry of Life's Celebrations" Step into the world of festivities captured through art, photographs, and historical records

Background imageFete Collection: The Blaydon Races - A Study from Life, 1903 (oil on canvas)

The Blaydon Races - A Study from Life, 1903 (oil on canvas)
TW426500 The Blaydon Races - A Study from Life, 1903 (oil on canvas) by Irving, William (1866-1943); 95x140 cm; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Background imageFete Collection: King George V in Scottish dress

King George V in Scottish dress
King George V chats to the Duchess of York, whilst the Duke of York brings up the rear. They have been taking part in the Balmoral Garden Fete. Date: 1927

Background imageFete Collection: Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands

Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands, with a statue of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, on the right. Date: 1905

Background imageFete Collection: Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers

Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers
Handbill advertising a balloon race between Charles Green and his brother in two balloons, taking place from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, to celebrate the Queens birthday. 13 August 1835

Background imageFete Collection: Concert given by Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome

Concert given by Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome
XIR18934 Concert given by Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome, on the Marriage of Louis the Dauphin (1729-65) son of Louis XV, to Marie-Josephe of Saxony (1731-67)

Background imageFete Collection: The Great Western Railway service from Penzance

The Great Western Railway service from Penzance
The inaugural trip of the Great Western Railway service from Penzance. The new express service, which shortens the journey by forty minutes

Background imageFete Collection: Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable

Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable
The Boys Band of the Training Ship Indefatigable pose for their photograph in a field, near a tent -- probably at a local fete where they were performing

Background imageFete Collection: Fundraising funfair med01_01_0493

Fundraising funfair med01_01_0493
Soho Square Gardens, Westminster, Greater London. Nurses waving from the merry-go-round at The Soho Fair and Market. Photographed for the Topical Press Agency Ltd in July 1939

Background imageFete Collection: Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas)

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4673009 Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 131x175 cm; Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France; (add.info.: Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette)

Background imageFete Collection: Southwark Fair, 1733 (engraving)

Southwark Fair, 1733 (engraving)
XJF397625 Southwark Fair, 1733 (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); Private Collection; (add.info.: fair held for 2 weeks in September, it was abolished in 1762; ); English, out of copyright

Background imageFete Collection: GWR Park - Childrens Fete, c1910

GWR Park - Childrens Fete, c1910
The GWR Fete was an annual event taht took place in the GWR Park on Faringdon Road

Background imageFete Collection: A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn

A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn
Artist: Lingelbach, Johannes - Title: A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn - Date: early 1650s - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 87.6 x 120.6

Background imageFete Collection: Southwark Fair, 1733, illustration from Hogarth Restored

Southwark Fair, 1733, illustration from Hogarth Restored
STC451142 Southwark Fair, 1733, illustration from Hogarth Restored: The Whole Works of the celebrated William Hogarth, re-engraved by Thomas Cook, pub

Background imageFete Collection: Irene Cholmondeley and stepmother by Madame Yevonde

Irene Cholmondeley and stepmother by Madame Yevonde
Irene Cholmondeley (1913-?) and her stepmother by Madame Yevonde. She was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord George Hugo Cholmondeley

Background imageFete Collection: Garden Party (oil on canvas)

Garden Party (oil on canvas)
XIR488892 Garden Party (oil on canvas) by Amigoni, Jacopo (c. 1675-1752); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Fte dans un jardin); Italian, out of copyright

Background imageFete Collection: A new kind of derby (colour litho)

A new kind of derby (colour litho)
2777730 A new kind of derby (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A new kind of derby)

Background imageFete Collection: Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Background imageFete Collection: Balloon event, Green and Cocking

Balloon event, Green and Cocking

Background imageFete Collection: A traditional custom, Montlucon, France, 1900

A traditional custom, Montlucon, France, 1900. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 1st April 1900

Background imageFete Collection: Swanley fete ankle contest, Kent. 1938

Swanley fete ankle contest, Kent. 1938

Background imageFete Collection: GWR Childrens Fete - Cake cutting team, c1900

GWR Childrens Fete - Cake cutting team, c1900
Team of men and women cutting up 4 tons of fruit cake for the GWR Childrens Fete. It is believed that the machine used to cut the cakes was designed and built at Swindon Works!

Background imageFete Collection: Children enjoy a ride on a model steam train

Children enjoy a ride on a model steam train
A group of young children enjoy a ride on a model steam train. 1970s

Background imageFete Collection: After the Fete / Bismarck

After the Fete / Bismarck
OTTO EDUARD LEOPOLD BISMARCK French satire " After the Fete"

Background imageFete Collection: Ken Dodd is on a visit to the Jam Butty Mines at the St Margaret Mary

Ken Dodd is on a visit to the Jam Butty Mines at the St Margaret Marys Garden Fete in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. 29th August 1966

Background imageFete Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres

Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres at the Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House given by Cecil Beaton and Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, 1937. The theme is Society Nymphs and Shepherds. Date: 1937

Background imageFete Collection: Corby Pole Fair, Northamptonshire 1902

Corby Pole Fair, Northamptonshire 1902
Once every twenty years on Whit-Monday the people of Corby in Northamptonshire celebrate by holding a unique fair in commemoration of a charter granted to them by Queen Elizabeth in 1585

Background imageFete Collection: Actor Jonathan Linsley - who plays Crusher in BBC TV

Actor Jonathan Linsley - who plays Crusher in BBC TVs Last of the Summer Wine series - got the fun under way at a Holme Valley charity fete

Background imageFete Collection: A glimpse of the past, during the alnwick costume Fair, as local tradesman Adrian Ions

A glimpse of the past, during the alnwick costume Fair, as local tradesman Adrian Ions, in the part of a footpad, gets the treatment in the stocks as he has his beard shaved for his sins on 5th July

Background imageFete Collection: Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut

Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) attempts to knock down a coconut at the coconut shies at the Fresh Air Fund annual outing in Epping Forest

Background imageFete Collection: Kpalime, Togo - Festival of the Dead

Kpalime, Togo - Festival of the Dead Date: 1910s

Background imageFete Collection: May Day festivities, 1891

May Day festivities, 1891. Plaiting the maypole at St Mary Cray, London. From The Graphic (9 May 1891)

Background imageFete Collection: Hoopla JLP01_08_046961

Hoopla JLP01_08_046961
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. People playing the hoopla game during a Laing sports day at Elstree

Background imageFete Collection: Carousel ride JLP01_08_095429

Carousel ride JLP01_08_095429
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. People standing around a childrens carousel at the annual Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground at Elstree

Background imageFete Collection: Flying JLP01_09_841352

Flying JLP01_09_841352
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Two children in a model aeroplane on fairground ride at a Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground at Elstree

Background imageFete Collection: Coconut shy JLP01_09_860873

Coconut shy JLP01_09_860873
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man about to take a throw at the coconut shy at the 1986 Family Day at Laings Sports Ground

Background imageFete Collection: Pageant or play at Bournville Village in the 1920s

Pageant or play at Bournville Village in the 1920s

Background imageFete Collection: Village Fete Play Pageant, Bournville village

Village Fete Play Pageant, Bournville village

Background imageFete Collection: BAC Jet Provost T. 5A XW433

BAC Jet Provost T. 5A XW433
Royal Air Force - BAC Jet Provost T.5A XW433 (msn EEP/JP/1055), at the Mildenhall Air Fete on 27 May 1989. Date: circa 1995

Background imageFete Collection: An English fair or carnival, probably 1930s

An English fair or carnival, probably 1930s

Background imageFete Collection: Mytholmroyd fete

Mytholmroyd fete

Background imageFete Collection: Keld fete swaledale

Keld fete swaledale

Background imageFete Collection: Keld fete, Swaledale, Yorkshire in the 1940/50s

Keld fete, Swaledale, Yorkshire in the 1940/50s

Background imageFete Collection: Breguet Br. 1150 Atlantic 61+16

Breguet Br. 1150 Atlantic 61+16
Marineflieger - Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic 61+16 (msn 32), of MFG-3, at the Mildenhall - Air Fete - 25 June 1996. (Marineflieger - German Naval Aviation) Date: 1996

Background imageFete Collection: La Fete Bat Son Plein

La Fete Bat Son Plein
This illustration depicts a party in full swing, with a host or supervisor graciously welcoming a fashionably dressed young lady, accompanied with an older gentleman

Background imageFete Collection: A La Fete Des Fleurs

A La Fete Des Fleurs
This illustration shows two young women driving a vehicle decorated lavishly with flowers in red, pink and white, at a posh flower festival

Background imageFete Collection: Watching performance, garden fete, Charlton Park, London

Watching performance, garden fete, Charlton Park, London
Watching a performance at a garden fete, Charlton Park, SE London, 17 July 1920 Date: 1920

Background imageFete Collection: Table of handiwork, Garden Fete at Charlton Park, London

Table of handiwork, Garden Fete at Charlton Park, London
Table of knitting and sewing, Garden Fete at Charlton Park, SE London, 17 July 1920 Date: 1920

Background imageFete Collection: Poland. Harvesters Festival. Engraving by Lemaitre

Poland. Harvesters Festival. Engraving by Lemaitre. History of Poland, by Charles Foster. Panorama Universal, 1840



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"Fete: A Vibrant Tapestry of Life's Celebrations" Step into the world of festivities captured through art, photographs, and historical records. From "The Blaydon Races - A Study from Life" to "A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn, " these glimpses into various fêtes transport us across time and space. Imagine strolling through the grand Entrance to Castle grounds in Dudley, West Midlands or witnessing King George V donning Scottish dress during a regal celebration. The Handbill for a balloon race by the Green brothers invites us to dream of soaring high above the clouds in pursuit of victory. Music fills the air as we attend a Concert given by Cardinal de La Rochefoucauld at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Meanwhile, children revel in joyous play at GWR Park - Children's Fete circa 1910 while others showcase their talent in the Boys Band on Training Ship Indefatigable. Experience thrill and excitement at fundraising funfairs like med01_01_0493 or travel back centuries to witness Southwark Fair in 1733 through an enchanting engraving. And let us not forget about leisurely journeys aboard The Great Western Railway service from Penzance – where even transportation becomes a cause for celebration. In this collection of images and memories, each fête tells its own story – tales of unity, merriment, and community spirit that transcend time. Let us celebrate life's diverse tapestry with every joyful gathering.