Hannington holds Country Fair
28 Jun 2009
The Hannington Silver Band
The Hannington Silver Band
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Lamb on spit
Lamb on spit
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The village of Hannington held its biannual country fair, with stalls spread across the village, from the Green by the church, to the field beyond, and out to the village hall and the Vyne Pub. There were exciting activities for children, as well as rural activities for both pleasure and profit, old and new. Throughout the day, there was a full programme of events in the main arena.

Sir George Young opened the event at 12 o'clock, congratulating the small village on holding an event which drew such large crowds from all over the county.

During the afternoon there was a gun dog display, a display by the Basingstoke Judo Club, and the Vyne and Craven Fox Hounds also made an appearance.

"It was great to be greeted by the Hannington Silver Band, and to open the fair with the mouthwatering aroma from the lamb spit nearby."



Part of the proceeds of the fair go to the upkeep of Hannington Church, with proceeds also going to the village hall and local organisations. On display were two gipsy caravans dating from the 18th century, and a vintage tractor display. Side shows included archery, a rifle range and a bucking bronco.

"Peter Walsh and his team did a superb job in masterminding this event, and they were blessed with fantastic weather. It was a real pleasure to come back to Hannington, catch up with their news and help launch the Fair."

 
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