THERE was plenty of fun for all the family at the Brookvale Festival and Vintage Fair.

Around 150 people of all ages flocked to the newly-refurbished Brookvale Village Hall to soak up the sun and get a sneak peak at the new-look hall.

The event, organised by Brookvale Community Association to unveil the refurbished hall, attracted scores of people to a fun-filled day of activities, including an inflatable pillow bash, tombola, face painting and a henna hand tattoo stall, whilst Basingstoke busker Brian James kept everyone entertained.

The Thornycroft Society provided a history lesson about the Brookvale area by holding a small exhibition as well as bringing along a vintage Thornycroft lorry for people to look at, whilst a local WW1 re-enactment group paraded around the hall in military costumes.

Visitors also got the chance to grab a bargain with a range of stalls selling vintage items including handbags, jewellery and clothing made by local business as well as an antiques stall selling collectible items.

Cathy Williams, treasurer at the Brookvale Community Association, told The Gazette: “It was a little event to launch the building.

“People were very impressed by the amount of light and space we have got into the new hall.”