The Mayor of Basingstoke formally opened the Oakley Village Show before going round the stalls.
"This is always a very professional event, combining a traditional flower show with other exhibits - photographs, cakes etc - with stalls and entertainment. The tapdancing was very enjoyable, and it was good to meet the newly formed Oakley Community Association and get an insight into what they hope to do for the village."
Sir George bought a copy of the book recently written by Ros Blackman and Sally Warner entitled Oakley & Deane Parish War Memorials. "This contains some moving insights into the names on the memorials, with some excellent photographs. A lot of work has gone into this publication and I really enjoyed reading it."