Cowbeech charity fun day to deliver a taste of the forties

A 1940s-inspired Dig for Victory charity event will be held Cowbeech on Sunday (August 7).

The fun takes place at The Merriers Harriers Inn, Cowbeech, from 1.30pm and all profits go to local good causes.

Event organisers the Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society promise a traditional village show with flower, vegetable and craft competitions, and a whole lot more besides.

For a £1 entrance charge visitors will be able to enjoy live music in the form of The Warbleton Silver Band and The William Dexter Jazz and Band.

A fun Companion Dog Show will welcome all types of owner and all breeds of dog.

Classes include The Prettiest Bitch and the Most Handsome Dog, as well as a joint prize for the Dog Most Like its Owner, with a Sausage Race as a finale.

Entry forms are available at the Merrie Harriers or enter on the day.

Another new fun feature is the Human Fruit Machine with people in the place of a single One-armed Bandit.

Alongside the new attractions are all the old favourite sideshows, including a beer tent, tea tent, barbecue, tombola, charity auction, book tent and coconut shy.

Cars, lorries and equipment from World War 2 will be on show with enthusiasts on hand to share their knowledge.

The prizes will be presented by former England and Sussex fast bowler Ed Giddins.

A special evening meal is on the menu at the Merrie Harriers. To book a place call 833108.