A LARGE marquee kept visitors attending the annual Waterfall fete under cover from the lashing rain on Bank Holiday Monday.
The fete, which is organised by the members of Waterfall Church, was opened by local resident Roy Morley, who is a school governor and a member of the Parochial Church Council.
Mr Morley said: "I am very grateful to be asked to open the fete. I was brought up in Stoke and moved around a bit before I ended up in Waterfall 20 years ago. Wonderful people live here and they will also help anyone."
Once again keen rivalry was seen in the box of garden produce competition. The winners were Sue and Barry Morrison, with second place going to Mike and Judith Sutcliffe.
Following the judging all the entries went under the hammer of Stan Harvey to help boost funds further. The winning box was sold for £21 and the second place produce for £18.
Church warden Joan Clowes said the organisers were very pleased with the turnout of people attending the event considering the poor weather.
Visitors were entertained by Iron Pitts Gun Dogs and music from The Sweet Melody Dreamboat Band
The fete was one of several events the village had staged to celebrate their wakes week.
On Sunday evening a Songs of Praise conducted by Pam Barlow was held, and on Monday night a whist drive took place in the village hall.