Fun for all at Deeping St James Rose and Sweet Pea Show

Rhianna Townsin and Ben Gregson, both 10

Rhianna Townsin and Ben Gregson, both 10

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DANCING displays and the crowning of a new rose queen were part of a village fete.

About 500 people were attracted to the Deeping St James Rose and Sweet Pea Show on Saturday.

Priory Church Hall and its grounds played host to a number of stalls and games including plants, bric-a-brac and play your cards right.

Visitors were entertained by a displays in the arena performed by school pupils.

Deeping St James Primary School put on a drumming and singing display while their friends from Linchfield Primary School gave a country dancing performance. Bourne Grammar School’s jazz band also entertained the crowds.

Olivia Buckland was crowned rose queen by last year’s winner Helena Gamman. Her attendants were Ellie Stainsby and Neve Pullen.

Children had fun on the bouncy castle and many more activities. The grand draw, which included a £100 cash prize, was also drawn at the event.

The event also included a horticultural show in Priory Church. A new addition to this year’s event was the performance by The Beauvale Ensemble

Fete co-ordinator John Marsh said: “It was excellent, a very good day.

“Everyone really enjoyed it and it ran smoothly.”

Winners were: Flower Cup, for accumulating the most points from the number of displays, Margaret Flegg; Fruit and Vegetable Cup, for points accumulating, Bill Baird-Parker; Rose Plate, Maurice Waghorn; Sweet Pea Plate, Bill Baird-Parker; best single vegetable, Bill Baird-Parker; Homemade Wine Trophy, Mike Gentle; Baking Trophy, Morag Winston; best first time rose, Edward Von Hankes.