Crossroads actor opens popular annual fair in Rottingdean

Having a go at the marbles game are Victoria Clark with children Eitienne, Isabella and Jude. Picture: Simon Dack (SD020814R4)

Having a go at the marbles game are Victoria Clark with children Eitienne, Isabella and Jude. Picture: Simon Dack (SD020814R4)

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A POPULAR village fair returned for fun and frolics in the sun.

Hundreds of people flocked to Rottingdean on Saturday for its lauded annual fair and an action-packed programme of events.

The theme Rottingdean Through The Ages celebrated the village’s rich history through the Stone Age, Iron Age, Saxon and Norman periods, links to smuggling and more.

The action kicked off at 10.30am with a traditional parade from lower High Street to the village green before the fair was officially opened by actor Tony Adams – known for roles in TV’s Crossroads and stage performances in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The day included performances from the Longman Morris Men, the Salvation Army Band, Zumba fitness classes, poetry readings, theatre workshops, Punch and Judy and exhibitions from local businesses.

Graham Sheppard, event organiser, said: “It was a remarkable day and went really well. And it didn’t rain which was a bonus.

“We had about 2,500 people of all ages come down throughout the day. The top highlight was just seeing people enjoying themselves and the fact it was all going to charities like Combat Stress was great.

“We had lots of local businesses and charities set up stalls and a great programme of events too. It was another success and we thank everyone for coming.”

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