The Kirkby Underwood summer fair is a soaraway success

Belinda Smith at the tombola

Belinda Smith at the tombola

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Organisers of a country fair which included aerial displays are celebrating one of their best years despite some stormy weather.

The Kirkby Underwood summer fair, which took place at Manor House Field and at the village hall on Saturday, provided a day of fun for villagers and visitors.

Anthony Andrews, member of the summer fair organising committee, said: “It went very well indeed. We were very fortunate with the weather and when it did rain it didn’t stop anyone. People just moved inside and bought teas.”

The fair included a flypast by a Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a display by the RAF Red Arrows team which beat the bad weather to thrill the crowd. Other events included a gun dog scurry, archery, a display of vintage tractors and the village hall hosted stalls, games, food and a licensed bar.

Organisers are still calculating the proceeds but believe they have raised more than in previous years. The summer fair is the major fundraising event for the church and the village hall.