Wisborough Green villagers celebrate in the summer sun

Hundreds flock to this popular village event
Hundreds flock to this popular village event

Crowds gathered to enjoy the sunshine at the Wisborough Green bank holiday Fete and Flower Show.

Young and old flocked to the West Sussex village to enjoy an afternoon of family fun and entertainment.

Visitors tried their luck on traditional sideshow stalls, perused the vintage vehicles, and enjoyed a cup of tea listening to music from the Worthing Silver Band.

There were also the ever-popular children’s and adults’ races, and the fiercely contested egg throwing competition.

The flower and craft show marquee was packed with prize-winning fruit, vegetables, flowers and crafts.

There were also displays of cakes, photographs and crafts, as well as a life-size scarecrow competition.

Helen Vause, chairman of the Wisborough Green Horticultural Society was delighted with the day: “It was fantastic; we had an amazing number of entries with really high standards across the classes.”

The fun dog show was as popular as ever with classes for every type of dog – from ‘most handsome’ to those with the ‘best trick’. Organisers were also pleased to welcome the Midhurst-based charity Canine Partners to the event. The dogs and volunteer team demonstrated work to train dogs to support people with disabilities.

Sam Cookman, chairman of the fete committee, said: “With the support of a great team of volunteers we put on a wonderful village event and despite the damp forecast the sun shone.

“We look forward to being able to support a number of local good causes, including the village playground upgrade and refurbishment.”