Pictures: thousands attend Chorleywood Village Day

Watford Observer: Pictures: thousands attend Chorleywood Village Day Pictures: thousands attend Chorleywood Village Day

Thousands of people enjoyed the activities on offer on The Common for Chorleywood’s annual Village Day at the weekend.

The event, which is in its fifteenth year, has grown in size over the years and now attracts more than 4,000 people.

More than 100 stallholders were at the event, which ran from midday until 4pm.

Scorching summer sun attracted families and friends to the host of stalls and activities available on The Common on Saturday.

Laura Hamilton, one of the organisers from Chorleywood Parish Council, said: "The event just brings the community together. This year was the biggest one we’ve held. It’s just getting bigger and bigger."

Speaking about what makes the event so popular, Ms Hamilton added: "It brings the community together. You have all different types of people that might not necessarily meet one another normally.

"We have lots of stalls and events on and different things for everybody."

Chorleywood Quakers, the village’s Women’s Institute, Chorleywood Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) were all at the event, as well as local scouts.

There was a variety of stalls including community groups, local businesses, refreshments, ice creams, crafts, music and events in the arena throughout the day.

The arean saw a variety of acts perform, including actors from the amateur dramatic society and performers from a host of dance schools.

Pet owners had the chance to enter their four-legged friends in the Fun Dog Show, which proved a particular hit with competitors and spectators.

There were also fairground rides for children and a host of games

Last year attracted about 3,000 people, but the event had to be cancelled in 2012 due to erratic weather.

The free event was organised by Chorleywood Parish Council who would like to thank those who attended the event.

Ms Hamilton said: "The parish council would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for making it such a great day and we are very much looking forward to making sure next year’s day is even better."

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