There was a good time had by all at the East Preston Food & Drink Festival.
Simon Cross, East Preston Parish Council Clerk, with his team, effectively started their fun and games minutes after the unpredictable rains on Saturday.
He photographed me and my delicious lunch, perched on a straw bale by the Punch and Judy booth.
The fantastic food, delightful drinks and range of family entertainment ensured it was a thoroughly enjoyable event for the entire community and all visitors.
On my walk to the Green after sampling as much as possible at the festival, I admired the work of the East Preston Yarnbombers. They displayed a glorious collection of decorated chairs and seats. CCTV was there to gather the smiles, especially prompted by the Bath Chair.
As a teenager, I worked on stalls in Battersea Fun Fair in front of the Big Dipper. My call was: ‘Roll up, roll up: everyone’s a winner.’ Hearing these calls again at festivities in East Preston and in Worthing over the bank holiday reinvokes the hope for a shared world when those words can be true for all.