GALLERY: Southwick May Fayre success

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SOUTHWICK May Fayre proved a big attraction, partly thanks to the BBC.

The Cuffs film crew created a high-speed car chase around Southwick Green last Tuesday, before the suspects in the new BBC drama abandoned their car and attempted to escape into the fair on Southwick Green.

Emma Broughton with her son Maxx Honhold, three, after winning on the lucky dip. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 041515'LP1501536 SUS-150405-204357008

Emma Broughton with her son Maxx Honhold, three, after winning on the lucky dip. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 041515'LP1501536 SUS-150405-204357008

Filming followed a weekend of entertainment for all the family on Southwick Green, include a fairground, stalls and animals.

Organiser David Steadman, Adur town centres manager, said the weather had affected attendance over the weekend but there were better numbers on bank holiday Monday.

“The Southwick May Fayre in general was well supported by the community,” he said.

“It would be fair to say that the cold weather on both Saturday and Sunday did unfortunately impact on the numbers attending.

Charlotte Heel with her son, Ralphie Heel , one, and Peter the Eagle Owl from Owls about Town  041515'LP1501531 SUS-150405-204258008

Charlotte Heel with her son, Ralphie Heel , one, and Peter the Eagle Owl from Owls about Town 041515'LP1501531 SUS-150405-204258008

“However, the Monday was a much better day with the warmer weather and was well supported throughout the day. Overall it was a successful event.”

There were 18 charity stalls on Saturday only, although Southwick St John Ambulance ran its stall on all three days.

Volunteer Carl Bennett, PR and fundraising lead, said: “Southwick St John Ambulance would like to thank everyone who supported us at the May fête. We raised over three days £50.19 and it was positive with recruitment as well.”