All set for Mundham District Gala and Flower Show
Villagers are preparing for the annual Mundham District Gala and Flower Show, which is taking place on Saturday.
The gala is a popular event in the district and takes place on North Mundham Playing Field, in School Lane, North Mundham.
Tim Smith, chairman of the gala committee, said: “We are hoping for a good turnout. It is very popular and we always have a large crowd.
“Broadly speaking, it is a flower and vegetable show, which is of a competitive nature, in a large marquee. Alongside that, there is a photograph competition, handicrafts and children’s work from North Mundham Primary School. We work in liaison with the school, so the work they are doing in the year, they can bring into the show.
“Then outside on the playing field, there are a number of attractions. There are things for the children to do, things for adults, an auction and vintage vehicles, including army vehicles and cars.
“The crockery smash is returning for the first time in about five years and there will be lots of homemade cakes, which are always so popular.
“It is very much a traditional village fête with mainly local people rather than commercial things.
“There is also a dog show and a new class this year is the dog that looks most like its owner.”
Competitors have to drop off their show entries at 8am, ready for the judging at 10am, then the gala is open to the public from 2pm to 5pm.
There will be music from the George Regis Jazz Band and Nautical Training Corps cadets from TS Sturdy will be performing and playing during the afternoon.
Tim added: “The success of the show is down to all the volunteers and people who display their flowers and produce.
“It goes ahead, rain or shine, as we have enough covered areas, though some things might have to be stopped if there is a lot of rain.”
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.chichester.co.uk
2 – Like our Facebook page at Chichester Observer Facebook
3 – Follow us on Twitter at @Chiobserver
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 Chichester Observer – always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.