Josephine Leggett interviewed by Olivia Broadbent Smith

What is your favourite part of Fair Day?
I like the fact that everyone comes together and everyone really enjoys having a day celebrating the village and what it’s all about.

Do you like the Theme that we’ve chosen this year of "Kith, Kin and Community"?
I think it’s really interesting and there are lot’s different ways that you can look at it and do things with it.

What do you think makes out community so special?
Everyone is really close, I know most of the Village, if I don’t know their names then I know their faces. It’s really close and you can go to anyone for help and they’ll instantly say “OK, I’ll come and help you.”

Where is your favourite place in the Village?
I really like the primary school, I spent seven years there and it’s a place where I really grew up. I learnt a lot of things

What does this nomination mean to you?
It’s a nice thing, because it’s someone that believes in you and someone appreciating how much work you put into things.

Do you have anything else you would like to say about Ditchling?
It’s a really beautiful place and I love the buildings and all the people that are there to help.

Olivia Broadbent Smith nominated Josephine.

I nominated Josephine because I work at the school that she goes to and I wanted her to be celebrated on Fair Day and I felt that she works really hard on her creative and academic skills. She is definitely someone I notice who is sociable in her school and she gets along well with everyone I’ve ever seen her work with.

I just think that is something that should be celebrated on Fair day and I know how much Ditchling means to her - last year she won the scarecrow competition as well.

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About Ditchling Fair

In 1312 King Edward II granted John de Warenne, Lord of the Manor, the right to run a Fair in Ditchling 'in the eve and in the day and in the morrow of St Margaret the Virgin' and thus was to be celebrated on July 20th.

More information is on The Ditchling History Project website...