You simply cannot beat some good old quintessential fun

One of the traditional rides at the Rowlands Castle Village Fair		             Picture: Keith Woodland (160947-042)
One of the traditional rides at the Rowlands Castle Village Fair Picture: Keith Woodland (160947-042)
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THE skill of a sheepdog – that trains with a gaggle of geese – was among the highlights of a village fair.

Hundreds of people went to Rowlands Castle green to enjoy a day of quintessentially English fun.

Children enjoyed the funfair, a Punch and Judy show, rides on a mini traction engine and photographs with a fire engine.

Gill Bell, treasurer for the village fair committee, said: ‘We were lucky with the weather.

‘The green was packed.

‘It’s the biggest number of stalls we have ever had.

‘In the area we had a dog training with geese which is quite amazing – it’s good entertainment.

‘We have also had a band of majorettes performing.

‘The NSPCC were doing the cream teas and coffees.’

During the evening revellers rocked to the band Kojak’s Revenge.

The fair raises money every year to help children in the village and a variety of other good causes.

Recent initiatives have been helping to pay for the installation of life-saving defibrillators, as well as gym equipment.