Despite the overcast day, Lydd people came out in droves to celebrate the Annual Lydd Club Day.The event is one of the oldest annual events in the South East, which is over 100 years old, only taking a break during the two world wars.

The days official day got underway with a Civic Lunch held in the community centre, organised by the Lydd Club Day Committee.

The launch featured visiting signatories from most of the Shepway towns, who then at two o’clock headed for the Rype, for the traditional firing of the Club Day Cannon, as always fired by Phil Usher.

This was the moment that the Fun Fair got underway, which this years seemed to be a bit larger than recent years, with a host of rides to cover most fear factors, the locals started flocking to the Rype.

As usual the fancy dress competition was well attended, with a host of entries taking part.

The Club Day calibration, kick starts the summers events is Shepway, with the Hythe Festival, Romney Country Fayre and Dymchurch Day of Syn. To follow over the coming weeks