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Crowds flock to Milland Rural Fair as the sun shines down

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MORE than 4,000 people flocked to Milland Rural Fair on Sunday (June 1) in blistering sunshine.

The fair is organised to raise funds for the publication of Milland’s community newspaper,

The fair is organised to raise funds for the publication of Milland’s community newspaper, ‘Milland News’, while excess funds are distributed to a host of village organisations.

In recent years these have included the Memorial Hall, sports club, village stores, recreation ground, Hollycombe School, Borden Village Hall and village churches.

Spokesman Philip Watts said: “It was a fantastic day and the weather was brilliant.

“I think it was one of the happiest fairs we have ever held. One of the big things is it is always held on the last day of 
the half-term, we hit on the 
date quite accidentally and it proved to be a gem. It means it is always a great day out for the whole family.

“It’s the emphasis on family and being non-commercial which is so important to us.”

More than 80 villagers were involved in the organisation and manning stalls.

There was a variety of entertainment in the main 
arena, from karate to a ducks and sheepdog display.

Around the grounds there was a host of things to see and do, including reptiles, birds of prey, ferrets, llamas and alpacas.

There were rural craft demonstrations, a fun dog show, climbing wall and stalls selling hot food and drinks.

 

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