Fun galore at the Rogate fete

Rogate fete and flower show, Village Recreation Ground, Rogate.'Denmead Brass Band - western style
Rogate fete and flower show, Village Recreation Ground, Rogate.'Denmead Brass Band - western style

It was the day Red Indians and cowboys gathered in Rogate, the day the army flew in a Chinook helicopter and even the dogs had their day with a challenging display of agility.

It was Rogate’s annual fete and flower show and people flocked from all over the Midhurst area, many entering into the spirit of the Wild West theme by dressing up for the occasion.

There was everything from egg chucking to an inflatable obstacle course to keep the more energetic fete-goers amused and even an appearance by a brass band.

And there was fierce competition for a host of trophies, all gleaming for the occasion, at the flower show running alongside the fete and much to admire from the flower, fruit and vegetable growers of Rogate as well as the bakers and the handicraft experts.

And in the end everyone was a winner with a healthy profit raised on the day to support the Rogate Village Hall and the surrounding recreation ground, owned and run by a charity and used by so many individuals and organisations in the village.