Popular village day set to return

A popular village day is set to return this weekend.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 5:58 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:39 am
Lindfield Village Day. Noah Seymour, Isaac and Ethan Cooper. Pic SR1511844. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150106-132606001

A whole host of special guest will be popping down to Lindfield on Saturday (June 4) to see a bumper crop of growers, bakers and model makers show off their creative talents at the village’s annual event.

As well as the popular procession, which this year is based around transport to mark the 175th anniversary of the first train arriving at Haywards Heath, there will be lots of family activities including games on the common, a beer tent, food stalls, a pet show and a host of different competitions.

BBC newscaster and local resident Katie Derham will be judging “Best in Show,” while Richard Hilson, of the Lindfield Horicultural Society and registered judge for the Royal Horticultural Society, will be casting his expert eye over the homegrown fruit and vegetables, the roses and other flower arrangements.

With them will be well-known village supporters Becca and Robin Belfield and Howard Collins, who will be deciding who goes home with a rosette in other categories.

Whether you bake, grow, brew, knit or paint, there is a category for everyone.

There will also be a chance to meet local author David Smith on Sunday, as he will be signing copies of his latest novel, Love in Lindfield, on the common on Village Day.

Set in Lindfield, the novel tells the story of Harry, a BBC locations researcher working in rural Sussex, and Ellie, a spirited and independently minded local artist who is cataloguing the former home of Victorian stained glass artist Charles Eamer Kempe at the request of its unscrupulous owner Serena Ross.

Harry and Ellie unwittingly become embroiled not only in a tragic love triangle of their own, but also in the echoes of the life and loves of the great master himself.

Little do they realise that the events that gradually engulf them are driven by a violent and ghoulish passion, born of a monstrous greed.

You can meet David at the Toll House Store and Café tent between 2pm and 3pm.

For more information about the competition and what else the day has in store, see the Village Day programme, available from businesses throughout Lindfield or visit the Toll House. People can also find details online at www.kingedwardhall.org.uk/grand-competition for a full list of categories.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.midsussextimes.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/midsussextimes

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.