City Insights

Lions Fayre at Rottingdean

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean
Photo:Lions Fayre at Rottingdean

Staged for more than 40 years

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Lynda Hyde, accompanied by her consort Alison Peters, was welcomed by Lions president Peter Silvey when she opened the traditional Lions Fayre in Rottingdean on Saturday. The weather was kind and there was the usual excellent turnout for this popular event.

The Lions Fayre has been staged every year in Rottingdean for well over forty years and has become one of the highlights of the summer season. It is held on the village green and admission is always free.

As usual there was lots to see and do with bouncy castles, a coconut shy, games and stalls. Arena events including dancing and various other activities demonstrated by local organisations. Of course it would not be complete without the famous Lions Barbeque which did a very brisque trade.

You can find out about the wonderful work that the Rottingdean & Saltdean Lions Club does in supporting their community and local charities by visiting their website here.

This gallery was added by Jennifer Drury on 14/06/2015.
Comments about this page

Sounds like a good organisation! I've only been to Rottingdean once on a visit to Brighton, but remember a beauty competition was being held at the time on the Green. Not very PC these days I suppose! This was around 1960, and there seemed to be a lot of French tourists there at the time. A beautiful sunny day for everyone, the memory of which has remained with me.

By Stefan Bremner-Morris (16/06/2015)

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