Village fete at Aske Hall to raise money for Old Grammar School project

The Old Grammar School in Richmond. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

An Alice in Wonderland-inspired traditional village fete will take place in the garden at Aske Hall near Richmond this weekend.

The event is being organised by Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust to raise funds for the regeneration of the grammar school in Richmond.

Marcia McLuckie, from the trust, said: “With kind permission of Lord and Lady Ronaldshay there will be sideshows, afternoon teas, children’s fancy dress, treasure hunt and more.

“Come to the fete and enjoy some late summer fun before the schools go back.”

The gammar school once boasted Charles Dodgson as one of its many famous pupils.

After Richmond School, Charles attended Rugby and Oxford University and became a brilliant mathematician.

However, fame came his way under his pseudonym of Lewis Carroll when he wrote the Alice Books.

“We hope the event will highlight his association with Richmond and the Old Grammar School,” added Marcia.

The event will run from 1pm to 5pm.

Entry is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, and £10 for families.