MORE than 2,000 people packed into the Winter Garden for the Local Life Show, showcasing the county’s best businesses.
The action-packed day saw 100 stalls set out their wares and crowds peruse jewellery, paintings and local produce on show.
The day, organised by County Council’s Trading Standards, is to promote local companies to the public. County councillors were also on-hand to chat to punters.
County council chairman Rupert Simmons opened the show and said, “I was delighted to see so many at the show this year.
“Not only were they able to enjoy all the exhibitions, the show also gave them the opportunity to see how our fair trading schemes – Buy with Confidence and Support with Confidence – are good for consumers and business.”
East Dean Market showed off their fresh produce and stallholders organised cookery and home improvement demonstrations for passers-by. Children were also invited to join in free face-painting and balloon modelling.
Entertainment was provided throughout the day, with dance performances from Willingdon and Park School of Dancing and a fashion show choreographed by A-Level students from Moira House Girls’ School.
The students who assisted in choreographing two fashion shows, modelled clothes supplied by Gecko of Station Parade Eastbourne and Gossypium of Lewes.
This year’s event was sponsored by the Eastbourne Herald, Waitrose Eastbourne and Moira House Girls’ School.
More information about the work of Trading Standards at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/consumeradvice.