Crowds enjoy sun-soaked Effingham Village Day 


HUNDREDS enjoyed a fun-tastic selection of shows and children’s activities at Effingham Village Day on Saturday.

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: July 05, 2015

  •  Youngsters sit together to watch one of the popular shows

The event, organised by Improving Communities in Effingham, was held on a sun-drenched King George V Playing Fields. Among the most popular attractions were a performance from Hands Down Martial Arts Academy and the returning Great Effingham Bake Off.

Danny Hanley, who attended the day with his wife Kimberley and children John, 11, and Chelsea, 9, said the weather had made for a “fantastic” afternoon.

My sister lives in the village and invites us every year,” he said. “The children love it because they can pretty much do their own thing and run off while we slope off to the bar.

“We’ve had a great time and it is so nice to see everybody smiling and having a good laugh, whether it is the kids enjoying the Punch and Judy show or the adults enjoying a natter.”

An estimated 1,500 people turned out for Effingham’s biggest day of the year and were given the chance to visit a variety of side stalls.

Youngsters got stuck in with bouncy castles, chair-a-plane rides, face painting and a ride on the challenging bucking bronco, while the adults enjoyed the beer tent and tea hall.

Crowds gathered to watch the dog agility show while St Lawrence School performed a Maypole dance. Money raised has yet to be calculated, but is expected to top £2,000, with the cash going towards providing youth facilities in the village.


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