Fun for all at the village fayre

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Crowhurst was buzzing at the weekend with the arrival of the annual village fayre and flower show.

A range of fun-filled activities were on offer for all the family to enjoy, from dancing and drumming demonstrations to a junior re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.

10/8/13- Crowhurst Village Fayre.

10/8/13- Crowhurst Village Fayre.

There was a chance to pick up some bargains from the various stalls, try your luck on the tombola before refuelling at the bar and barbecue.

Meanwhile Selwyn Whitehead showed his athletic prowess with a five hour sponsored row in aid of the Yellowmen of Kadongdong, a Senlac Rotary project.

The Yellowmen of Kadongdong carry out some amazing work in a Kenyan village, ranging from fresh water installations, building a clinic, supplying vaccines, giving English lessons and making existing buildings safe and leak-proof.

70-year-old Selwyn raised an impressive £1,000 for the project and thanked all those who sponsored him.

The Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society Summer Show runs alongside the village fayre and once again attracted a healthy number of entries.

Society chairman Mary Boorman said: “We had a very good show with over 350 entries overall and several new entrants which is good to see.

“We had many children’s exhibits which were really well done and colourful. There were several floral displays - particularly popular was the section to celebrate the Royal birth in flowers - so pretty in blue.

“We had a super display of crafts including beautifully made patchwork quilting and applique items and some made from recycled materials which were very popular with visitors and very much admired.

“The cookery section was well supported with many entrants challenging their culinary skills!

“Despite the recent hot weather the flower exhibits and vegetables were of a very high standard and one judge made a comment that they were the best he had seen in all the shows that he had judged around the area this season.

“A special mention must be given to those who exhibited dahlias as they were magnificent and many people were taken back by their stunning blooms!”

Tim Knaggs and Tom Masters produced a wonderful observation hive of honey bees which fascinated many.

Fellow gardener Bruce Cripps kindly donated wild flower seeds to raise funds for the bee keeping association and help to raise awareness of the need to encourage people to grow plants to encourage bees to pollinate vegetation.

The photography class was also well-supported with many entries.

A new photography trophy, in memory of society member and keen photographer Peter Wooley, will be introduced at the autumn show to present to the person who has gained most points in this section over the year.