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Hixon Village Fete Goes Viral on You Tube

Top UK metal detectorist, Digger Dawn, drew the crowds at Hixon Millennium Green fete on Saturday 18th May. She enjoyed the day so much she posted a video clip to her hugely popular YouTube site. 1900 views at the time of writing. Click link below to add to that number!

TV Personality to open Hixon Village Fete on Saturday 18th.


Charles Hanson, famous for his TV appearances on Bargain Hunt, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip and similar programmes, is opening Hixon Village Fete on the Millennium Green this Saturday at 1.30pm.

Charles invites anyone attending the fete to bring along an item for a valuation.

Hixon’s own Antique Road Show, but without Fiona Bruce!  

Charles Hanson’s passion for antiques began aged eight years old, when he uncovered a Charles I coin while metal detecting.

Perhaps he might find something on the Millennium Green with Digger Dawn?

Charles says his “proudest moment” was in the summer of 2022 when he hosted a charity auction at Windsor Castle on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. The late Queen gave him the handbag she used (where she kept her marmalade sandwich) during the famous TV sketch with Paddington Bear as part of her Platinum Anniversary celebrations.

Charles hosts many auctions for charitable and celebrity causes, including being the official auctioneer for Liverpool Football Club.

He has brought the hammer down on the wonderful and the weird, from a Chinese vase (being used as a doorstop) sold at £650,000 to a pair of Queen Victoria’s bloomers at £ 4,500.


So, if you coming to Hixon Millennium Green Fete on Saturday, have a rummage around at home first. You never know.  

New Bandstand on the Green Gets Go Ahead

 Hixon Millennium Green Trust submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council in September 2023 seeking permission to build a 5m x 5m oak-framed bandstand. The photo below shows a similar 3.5m x 3.5m gazebo.

The application was approved by Stafford Borough Council Planning Committee on 1st May 2024.

The bandstand is being manufactured by local firm, Oak Timber Structures, based on Hixon Airfield. Assembly and installation of the frame will start on the Green in June. Unfortunately, this will be after the Hixon Village Fete on Saturday 18th May. 

 Once installed, it will be the centre piece on the Green for future village events including fetes, music festivals, outdoor theatre productions and cinema evenings.  Keep checking these pages for details of future events on Hixon Millennium Green. 

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