STAMFORDHAM was buzzing on Bank Holiday Monday as villagers turned out for its biggest fair yet.

The fair, which was revived in 2016 after 30 years’ absence, experienced its biggest crowd yet as hundreds of attendees helped raise more than £3,000.

Rev. Rachel Scheffer, vicar at St Mary’s Church, said the event was a huge success with money going towards Stamfordham Primary School, Stamfordham Village Hall and St Mary’s Church Development. “For just a little village, the whole of Stamfordham was alive on Monday,” she said.

The dog show, now in its third year, formed a major part of the day’s events.

Rev. Scheffer added: “The dog show had only two classes with a handful of entries a few years ago, but this year it was hugely popular. Hundreds of people gathered round the ring on the village green to see all the dogs.”

There was plenty of entertainment for children too, with the teddy bear parachute drop returning after last year’s success.

Rev. Scheffer said: “There were squeals of delight as dozens of teddy bears on parachutes were dropped from the roof of St Mary’s Church and judged on the furthest distance and quickest descent.”£

Crowds on the village green were treated to a selection of arts and crafts stalls, as well as a selection of vintage vehicles.

The Hexham Brass Band ensemble also provided the musical soundtrack for the day.

Inside the church, the annual cake competition was keenly contested, with £1,200 raised on tea and cake sales alone.