INSPIRATIONAL former South Warnborough sub-postmistress has been invited to open two village fetes on the same day. 

Jo Hamilton will launch both South Warnborough and Bentworth fetes on Saturday, July 6. 

Ms Hamilton, made famous due to her story being depicted in the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office, will attend both events despite them occurring on the same day.

Ms Hamilton was falsely accused in the Post Office's Horizon scandal, where IT errors inaccurately incriminated several postmasters.

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Jo Hamilton will open South Warnborough and Bentworth fetes (Image: Jo Hamilton) Jo, who lives in South Warnborough and who was portrayed by Monica Dolan in Mr Bates vs The Post Office, said: "I feel very honoured to be asked to open both fetes. It really is what village life is all about isn't it?

"I was so lucky to have the love and support of my village when I went for sentencing back in the day. From the moment we had the village hall meeting to explain how much trouble I was in, they were by my side."

The Bentworth fete will start at 2pm, located in St Mary’s School field and Jubilee Village Hall, in Church Street.

Food and beverages will be available, including a barbecue, cake stall, traditional teas, Pimm's bar and beer tent. Parking will be provided in the field by the gold post box where Church St meets Holt End Lane.

Meanwhile, South Warnborough's event will run from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. Activities will include a range of events, such as dog races and shows, an arts pop-up, an obstacle course, and traditional stalls for children.