Battle’s Big Weekend

THERE was plenty of fun and games for all the family at the annual Battel Bonfire Boyes summer fayre at the North Trade Road recreation ground on Saturday afternoon.

The crowds enjoyed the various dancing displays and trying their hand at an array of traditional games.

28/6/14- Battle Bonfire Boyes Summer Fayre.  Campbell Harris SUS-140628-174539001

28/6/14- Battle Bonfire Boyes Summer Fayre. Campbell Harris SUS-140628-174539001

Battle firefighters were also on hand on the day, showing curious visitors around fire engines and offering safety advice.

The event was part of Battle’s Big Weekend, which is held to raise funds towards the town’s annual bonfire celebrations.

Matt Southam, spokesperson for the Battel Bonfire Boyes, said: “The weekend was well-attended overall and we would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event.

“Thank you to all the groups and organisations who joined the carnival and then performed in the arena at the summer fair.

“Money is down slightly on last year but its still our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is mainly due to our expenses being higher this year.

“A debrief has taken place however we would love to hear from anyone in the town who feels they can offer any assistance in next years event.

“It is an event for the community, not just a fundraiser, so we want to put on what people want.”

* The dog show results are as follows:

Best Veteran: Pomme (owned by Sophie)

Best Rescue: Nancy (owned by Vicky Steadman)

Cutest Puppy: Bear (owned by Abi)

Best Condition: Bea (owned by Goldie Hawkins)

Prettiest Bitch: Echo (owned by Jane Hammans)

Most Handsome Dog: Chunk

Best Child Handler: 1st Lauren Pelling with Amber, 2nd Amy with Tara, 3rd Fin Cutler with Tia, 4th Callum Pelling with Tammy

Best Pedigree: Simba (owned by Catherine)

Best Cross: Bently (owned by Melinda)

Irish Brace: Archie and Bea (handled by Goldie Hawkins)

Best in Show: Echo the English cocker spaniel (owned by Jane Hammans)

Organisers would like to thank Jenny Anderson for sponsoring the rosettes from Millers Rosettes and Abbey Pets for providing the prizes.