HUNDREDS of people flocked to Longparish for one of borough’s biggest fetes, with a day of stalls and shows.

The day not only offered fun for all the family but raised £12,000 – around £3,000 more than last year – to be split between the village hall and the church.

Hosted on the cricket club ground the Longparish Village Fete on Saturday there was a variety of entertainment including a falconry display and dog obedience classes.

Local four-legged friends also got to show off their talents with a dog show judged by Anton Vets and the fair was heated up with a performance by fire performer Simon Chainey who blew away the crowds with his skills.

And there was a special treat for fete-goers as two fixed wing planes from the Historic Army Flight in Middle Wallop carried out a fly-by.

Organiser John Young said: “It was fantastic, the two of them came in nose to tail and they came round twice over the ground and as they came the first time the Andover Town Band was playing the 633 Squadron. The crowd all clapped and said they loved it.

“The whole day was excellent and the weather was fantastic. It is a really community event and everybody pulls together to make it happen.”

Many also enjoyed the traditional fete excitement with the usual bric-a-brac and second-hand rose stalls, along with a range of produce on offer and the old-fashioned games and sports.