The old Alresford Village Fair has been held, with members of the community coming together to have fun in topsy-turvy weather.

The fair was held on the Old Alresford village green on Saturday, June 15, with all the traditional fair events including a dog show, tombola, duck race and model boats, as well as the opportunity to ride a vintage bus free from the event into Alresford.

Chairman of the village fair and event organise, Clive Hancock, 60, said: "The Old Alresford fair is always a very special event in the local calendar, and usually we have amazing weather for the event.

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"Despite the weather we've still had hundreds of keen visitors and loads of entries for the dog show which is being presented by Lady Spencer of Alresford.

"Thank you to all of our stall holders for braving the rain, and The Charmborough Ring for bringing their huge bell with them and displaying the art of bell ringing."

The Charmborough Ring Members The Charmborough Ring Members (Image: Newsquest)

The event had plenty of stalls to peruse on the way round, with attendees sporadically taking cover from the rain, with sunny spells mixed with heavy rain throughout the day.

Alongside the Charmborough Rings was a vintage fire engine, as well as the vintage bus rides. There was also plenty of options to get a variety of food and drink, and stalls selling crafts, books, games and much more.

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A stall from Hampshire Wildlife boasted a sample from the local stream which runs through Old Alresford, showing off the biodiversity alive in local streams and rivers.

Louly Hulme-Harvey and Shane Robb, who both live in Alresford, attended the event. Louly said: "This is a lovely old fete, and its traditional so lovely to see everyone still attending and having fun irrespective of the rain. 

"It's a shame about the weather but you can't have it all sometimes. We come every year and we've had lots of fun, and it's always worth coming back. Also I won a bottle of brandy so it could be worse."

The very wet duck raceThe very wet duck race (Image: Newsquest)

Gary Abraham said: "It's been wet, but despite the weather it's been brilliant as always. It's been a great turnout and a fun event for all to attend, and now the village is looking forward to its pantomime, with auditions from September 8."

Take a look at the photo gallery at the top of the article to see some of the best photos from the event.