Green hosts village bash
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.
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