People enjoy all the fun of the fair at Gosport summer show

COLOURFUL Jim Moore, left, and Steve Broughton of the Gosport Allotment Holders and Gardeners Association at the Gosport summer fair at Walpole Park. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122963-1)
COLOURFUL Jim Moore, left, and Steve Broughton of the Gosport Allotment Holders and Gardeners Association at the Gosport summer fair at Walpole Park. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122963-1)
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BIKERS, boxers and street dancers showed off their moves for visitors to a summer fair.

People headed to Walpole Park in Gosport on Saturday for a day of fun in the sunshine.

BIKER Ethan Craik, nine, of the Gosport BMX club showing his skills. (122963-2)

BIKER Ethan Craik, nine, of the Gosport BMX club showing his skills. (122963-2)

The theme of the fair, which was organised by Gosport Borough Council, was sustainability.

There was information on how to grow your own food, a book swap shop and information on energy efficiency.

People also gave demonstrations of street dancing, boxing, judo zumba and tai chi.

And there was racing around a purpose-built biking track, with youngsters from the Gosport BMX Club showing off their talents to the public.

Darren Fells, the chairman of the Gosport BMX Club, said: ‘This year was the first time we have been here and it was great.

‘It’s an excellent chance for our riders to show off some of the skills they have got.

‘It’s an opportunity for us as a club to show people what we do because although we are only a small club we have a lot of talent and some world champions.’

Ethan Craic, nine, from Gosport, is the world number two in his age group.

And Ayesha McLelland is world number four in hers.

She also was chosen to carry the Olympic flame through Gosport when the torch relay arrived in the area earlier this year.

Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth were also there to talk about their environmental work.

Meanwhile, Radio Haslar, which broadcasts at Gosport’s War Memorial Hospital, was on hand to keep visitors entertained with music throughout the day.

Jim More, from the Gosport Allotment Holders and Gardeners Association, said: ‘It’s great to have the opportunity to come along to an event like this.

‘It’s surprising the number of people who stop by and have a chat.

‘We can explain what the allotment association does and talk about gardening and things like that.

‘It’s a bit of fun and it means we can get people interested in growing their own things which is nice.’

The summer fair was originally supposed to be held in July but had to be moved after the bad weather earlier this year.