Lodsworth is ready to party

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THERE will be celebrations galore in Lodsworth in the next few weeks.

Villagers have moved the date of their annual fete to Sunday May 27 to make way for the village’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations which take place on June 4.

The fete starting at 1.30pm, will be even bigger and includes a five-piece jazz band, vintage cars and tractors, Cowdray farm shop barbecue, a silent auction, bouncy slide and kids’ zone.

Stands will include The Little Painted Wood company and other commercial stalls as well as a giant bric-a-brac stall due to two house clearances in the village.

Bids for over 50 lots at the now infamous silent auction will close at 3.30pm.

The barbecue starts at 1.30pm and there is a large beer tent serving local ales and wine as well as the usual tea tent, which will be even larger than last year.

In addition there will be a dog show starting at 1.30pm judged by Wendy Kemp, a professional dog trainer.

The entry fee for the dog show will be £1 for each category.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Lodsworth will take place on Monday, June 4, with a 1950s theme fancy dress, sports events, tea and cakes served all afternoon and a hog roast in the evening.