Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE - by Stephen Lloyd steve. lloyd@ trin­i­tymir­ror. com Twit­ter: @ FleetNandM

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of a lon­grun­ning vil­lage show are ask­ing for help to make this year’s the best yet.

The 64th flower show and fete, or­gan­ised by Dog­mers­field, Winch­field and Crookham Vil­lage Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, takes place at Pil­cot Farm, in Dog­mers­field, on Satur­day July 22, but or­gan­is­ers need a few ex­tra pairs of hands to make it hap­pen.

So­ci­ety chair­man Brian Lev­er­sha said: “We need a car park­ing man­ager and hope we can get some­one to join the com­mit­tee in this role.

“In­struc­tions will be given.”

Mr Lev­er­sha can be con­tacted on 01252 615 534 or at bri­an­lever­sha@ sky. com.

Mr Lev­er­sha said the hor­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety com­mit­tee is al­ready work­ing hard on the show.

“Book­ings have been made for new at­trac­tions,” he said.

“Mill Cot­tage Farm Ex­pe­ri­ence will be great for the chil­dren to han­dle the an­i­mals and pet the larger ones. We also have the Berke­ley Owls who will have a stand for the birds and a fly­ing demon­stra­tion in the arena.

“All the other pop­u­lar at­trac­tions are re­turn­ing and we will have the ever- en­joy­able evening barn dance with Sharon’s Hand­bag play­ing for us.”

At­trac­tions last year in­cluded swing boats, Punch and Judy, crafts, games, sideshows and chil­dren’s events, races and amuse­ments.

For an­i­mal lovers there was a dogs and geese arena event, while for petrol­heads there were cars and mo­tor­bikes.

The music was cour­tesy of the Bagshot Con­cert Band and there were per­for­mances by Hook Eagle Morris Men.

Mr Lev­er­sha said: “The new at­trac­tions – the swing boats, The Spe­cial Branch from Church Crookham and the Hook Eagle Morris Men – all went down well and, of course, all of our fun stalls were well used, as they are each year.”

Mr Lev­er­sha said the tra­di­tional Punch and Judy show, farm an­i­mals and birds of prey would keep the chil­dren amused.

“If they have any en­ergy left, they can take part in the arena games and tug- of- war,” he added.

The em­pha­sis is on older ve­hi­cles in the car and mo­tor­bike sec­tion.

Own­ers are en­cour- aged to bring their cher­ished car or mo­tor­bike – and it’s free.

“The af­ter­noon fin­ishes with prize- giv­ing and a raf­fle,” said Mr Lev­er­sha.

“We then clear the large mar­quee and set it up for the evening barn dance – a splen­did way to end the day.”

Pic­ture: Les Wil­liams AN162622

Smacker: Jane Rus­sell and Louis from the Dal­las Don­key Res­cue. In­set: Hook Eagle Morris Men.

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