Framfield and Blackboys Horticultural Society Summer Show bigger and better than ever before

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FRAMFIELD turned out in force to celebrate last Sunday August 12.

The recreation ground and village hall were the settings for the village’s annual summer fete, bigger and better than ever this year.

In spite of the cold spring and wet summer, vegetables and flower displays demonstrated growers’ green fingers while judges gave plaudits for quality.

In the main arena Debs’ Dancers gave an elegant display.

Not so elegant was the mens’ banger and beer race where the chaps had to run 25 metres, snaffle a sausage suspended on string, run another 25, drink a half-pint of beer and race 50 yards back to the start.

Children enjoyed sack and egg and spoon races (aided and abetted by parents) while others splatted the rat or oohed and aahed at birds of prey, tiny piglets on show from Brook House Farm, the Mouse Town and ever popular - if scary - Punch and Judy.

Dog lovers packed the novelty dog show ring and village organisations drew queues from the hundreds of visitors from far and wide.

There was a classic vehicle display plus tank and traction engine, real Olympic torch and an updated version of ‘bowling for a pig’ - in this case a leg of pork.