Swinging Sixties!

Each Sheepfair sees the whole village transported to another time or place, it is always an amazing sight and prizes are on offer for the best dressed villagers.

The 2016 Sheepfair was set in the Swinging Sixties which was not just an exciting time for the UK but for Overton also.

The Sixties saw the end of National Service and the reduction of voting age from 21 to 18.

It was a period of growth in Overton as Ponds Close, Poultons Close and Woodlands were all built. Also, 1963 saw the forming of Lordsfield Swimming Club.

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup and, maybe more importantly for sport in the village, the opening of the Overton Recreation Centre.

We had a fantastic exhibition of all things Sixties in St Luke’s hall over the weekend which included pictures from around the village at the time.