Rain fails to scupper the entertainment or enthusiasm

Teddy bears that were submitted for Knit For Peace at Longhorsley Village Day.
Teddy bears that were submitted for Knit For Peace at Longhorsley Village Day.

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits at an annual village celebration.

Crowds flocked to Longhorsley Village Day on Saturday, despite having to dodge the rain showers.

The many outside attractions, such as a slide and bouncy castle, proved as popular as ever.

Meanwhile, visitors took the chance to browse a range of stalls, from balloons to Fair Trade jewellery, and the PTA tea tent and Longhorsley Ball stall were back by popular demand.

The day was an all-round success, with much interest in the Village Day Exhibition in Longhorsley St Helen’s First School, and record entries were submitted to the industrial section of the annual show.

The most popular category in the competition proved to be the Knit For Peace teddy bear contest. All submitted bears will be sent to the national initiative, set up by the Charities Advisory Trust, to pass on to children in need.