Greenway fête

On Saturday 16 September there will be a celebration of the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday at her holiday home, Greenway. In the style of 'Dead Man's Folly' the mystery Agatha set at Greenway, there will be a 1950s fête in the Walled Garden from 11am-3pm, complete with traditional games and stalls.

A young girl buying something at a fete stand from a woman

Inspired by 'Dead Man's Folly'

Nasse House, the setting for 'Dead Man's Folly' was inspired by Greenway; the house, garden, Boathouse and surrounding countryside feature in the story from the 1950s. The murder mystery centres around a fête being held in the garden, complete with a fortune teller and a staged murder hunt.


Recreating the fête

At the Greenway fête, traditional fête stalls and activities will be in place in honour of the 1950s setting, from a coconut shy to a plant stall, a bird of prey appearance, second-hand book stall, to games like ball in a bucket. A fortune teller will be in residence, and a treasure hunt trail will be paying homage to the story's staged murder hunt. Devon artist Becky Bettesworth will also be coming along from 1-3pm, signing copies of her vintage travel posters and seaside prints of the West Country, including a selection of designs of Greenway.

There will be a small charge at the stalls: the money raised will be helping to care for Greenway for ever, for everyone. Normal admission prices to Greenway apply. 

Green ways to Greenway

You can travel to Greenway by ferry and steam train, or even walk. The car park is fully booked on Saturday 16 September, so please consider these other methods of transport to Greenway