Guests enjoy the Fernhurst Revels event – in pictures


But visitors were treated to a range of other activities and exhibits.

The event had been canceled three times due to the pandemic and usually takes place on May 1, but this year took place on Monday August 30, a public holiday.

And for the first time, it was opened by Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex Susan Pyper, accompanied by his deputy Gary Shipton and High Sheriff Neil Hart.

The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex judged the costume contest, first Maisie and Ruby Jordan in Corn on the Cob, with Father John, second Evie Crawdon, an enthusiastic fruit and flower picker.

The Fernhurst Archives showed maps of Fernhurst through the centuries, the horticultural company sold plants and organized snail races, and the Boy Scouts barbecued all day.

Judith Turner said: “The very small committee that organized the whole event deserves the sincere thanks and support from everyone in the village, providing a superb day of fun and great value for money. by doing good to the community. “

The Revels fundraise for village club society facilities as they have applied for help over the past five years.

So far he has handed out £ 14,000, with so many attending this year’s event, it is hoped that thousands more will go where needed.

Antonia Plant, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “A very big thank you to all of you and the other members of the Revels committee for all your hard work in preparing and managing the Revels, and for making it a very special day. special yesterday for the Hub. We were very pleased to have the opportunity to bring the Fernhurst Hub and the accomplishments of its volunteers to the attention of so many people in Fernhurst.

Stores sold cards, jewelry, hand-crocheted gifts, embroidered bags, games and natural soaps, and bath bubbles.

There was also archery, a raffle, a Punch and Judy show, a virtual race, a silent auction and 100 vintage cars on display.

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