Snakes in the sun at Northiam


The sun shining all day helped Northiam’s Traditional Summer Fayre on August 1 to be a successful one, writes Geoff Poyton. Crowds enjoyed the craft stalls, local organisations’ displays, the food and drink outlets and a magnificent display of classic cars and motor cycles. This year’s highlight was Reptylers, a Brighton based group of reptile enthusiasts who brought along a number of interesting snakes, spiders, lizards, geckos and scorpions.

Northiam Village Hall Trust organised the event to raise funds towards the upkeep and improvement of the hall. It was a very successful day that raised around £1,400 for the hall – one of the biggest, most well-equipped halls in the area which can be hired for weddings , meetings , displays and so on at very reasonable rates and it is the central hub of the village where local organisations can meet. For more information about booking the hall, 01797 252568. Geoff Poyton is the Chairman of Northiam Village Trust and is pictured above with “Monty”, the 10 foot Burmese python. Geoff is the one wearing red.

Photo: Natasha Poyton

Natasha Poyton

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