Green hosts vil­lage bash

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Fancy dress, classic games and lots of stalls de­lighted res­i­dents at the Boughton Aluph vil­lage fair on Satur­day.

Luck­ily, most of the day was en­joyed in warm sun­shine, but when the heav­ens opened around 4pm res­i­dents moved the party into the vil­lage pub, The Fly­ing Horse.

The Ken­ning­ton Twirlers wowed with their per­for­mance, res­i­dents en­joyed the bar­be­cue, plant and book stalls, WI tent and var­i­ous per­for­mances.

Olympic skater Robin Cousins even popped by.

Ann Hardie, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: “It was a re­ally lovely, fun, fam­ily day. When we had the thun­der­storm we scat­tered to nearby shel­ters, but up un­til then we had been re­ally lucky with the weather.

“We were go­ing to have a Boughton’s Got Tal­ent show, but we had to can­cel that per­for­mance on the stage be­cause of the rain. How­ever, some of them per­formed in the pub, which was fun.”

In De­cem­ber last year the vil­lage green was sub­jected to a van­dal­ism at­tack, when yobs drove a car onto the field and churned up all the grass.

Ann added: “It was in a re­ally ter­ri­ble mess but every­one’s been work­ing so hard to get it right again.

“A big thanks must go to local res­i­dent Vic Lley, who has been tire­lessly work­ing on the green.

“The com­mit­tee, the cricket club and every­one in the vil­lage have worked ex­tremely hard, so a big thanks to every­one.”

All funds raised from the fair will go to the up­keep and main­te­nance of the vil­lage hall and the vil­lage green.

Pic­tures: Paul Amos FM4377216/FM4377217

Saul Saulbor­doli at the hit-a-nail-in-a-log stall, and fancy dress win­ner Carys Brit­ton, bot­tom cen­tre, with run­ners-up Tom and Perla

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