The day started well, everything was in place the vintage cars rolled onto the field carrying Clive Attrell, Flower Princess, Sienna Betti and her attendants Millie Anderson, Ella and Sydney Boriani-Fisher, the band played and the sun shone, well until three o’clock anyway, when there was a mighty clap of thunder and the heavens opened with a down pour of rain not seen for many a week now.
Stallholders did their best to cover their wares and visitors ran to take cover in the marquees and under gazebos , and then as a reward the sun came out again and the day continued so a big thank you to all of you who braved the English summer and stuck it out in support of Sedlescombe fayre last weekend.
Many hours of planning, man and woman power goes into an event such as this before, during and after the day. The committee comprising of: Rosemary Farley, Sandra Davies, Margaret Hudson. Sylvia Beaney, Bob Harris, Ralph Dellow, Sheila Betts, Andy Limpkin, Dave Brabants, John Parsons and I did our best but unfortunately the weather is a law unto itself as we all know far too well.
The day was enjoyed by many despite the weather though meeting up with friends and family playing games and having some afternoon fun which included a great demonstration from K9 dog group and plenty of action on the BMX ramp supplied by King ramps.
A big thank you to all the volunteers, local businesses and supporters who helped to give the village this community day. Money raised from the day will be distributed to local groups and projects at the AGM later this year.
Young people from Sedlescombe enjoyed the riding of sponsored BMX rider Jordan O’Kane and sponsored Skateboarder Dean Robertson. Jordan riding for Etnies, T1 and The Source showed the crowd his skills. Dean Robertson, skating for Bad Blood Clothing based in Berlin, traveled from Fareham to ride the King Ramps UK supplied mini ramp.
All the young people and riders in attendance received stickers, DVD’s, t-shirts etc thanks to the generosity of local business’s The Source, 4Down Distribution, Seventies Distribution and Sedlescombe Youth worker Matt Davey.
The ramp helped raise awareness of young people’s campaign for BMX/Skateboard facilities in Sedlescombe.