2005: Lindfield Village Fair

Children dressed up presenting their float
Children dressed up presenting their float

The year was 2005, when the people of Lindfield Village spent a day in the summer sunshine.

More than 100 stalls, as well as various entertainment was set up over the weekend in support of charity.

Members of the public dressed up in WW2 outfits

Members of the public dressed up in WW2 outfits

The day, organised to assist with the upkeep of the village hall, raised all together a total of £6,500.

Village Day committee member Brian Newcombe hailed the day a great success. He said: “It was a marvellous day and probably our most successful one so far. The weather was good and people enjoyed looking around the stalls.”

Stalls at the event included; plants, tombola, a coconut shy, bric-a-brac, helium balloons, pottery and ceramics.

There was also a puppy show, a bouncy castle, along with other child friendly rides.

The doctor has arrived

The doctor has arrived

Events held in the arena on the common consisted off: line-dancing, a tug-of-war, a marching band performance,the Sussex Supreme Twilers, and a children’s pet show.

The grand procession began a 1pm in Hickman’s Lane playing fields and prizes were awarded to the children for the best fancy dress costume.

The most topical float was Lindfield Bonfire Society entry D-Day, which later won the Bob Lacey trophy.

Pupils of Blackthorns School

Pupils of Blackthorns School