A CUDDLY lion almost upstaged the mayor of Eastbourne are the recent Shinewater Fun Day.
Councillor Mike Thompson was guest of honour at the community event last weekend but star of the show as far as the young visitors were concerned was Leo the Lion, or Georgina Jebbett as she is better known to her friends.
As we as the usual array of stalls and rides there was a fair ground, demonstrations by the Cherry Dance Group and a win a mini competition.
Members of the Polegate Model Engineering Club were on hand to offer people trips on one of their mini railways a baby competition was won by three months old Kyle James, pictured below with his mum Sophie Dooley and the mayoress Linda Thompson.
There was also plate spinning,charity stalls and more.