A NEW village flag was unveiled at Oakridge Village Show on Saturday.

A kind donation by Alex and Gill Davis, the flag and flagpole will stand in the village hall grounds.

The flag was the result of a village wide competition for entrants to send in their owns designs which would represent the Oakridge community.

Winners of the competition, Gordon and Maureen Ward, opted for a countryside scene with the oak as a prominent symbol of the village.

The raising of the flag marked the beginning of the show which saw hundreds of people flock to the village to enjoy such treats as a selection of classical vehicles, a display by the Egyptian Spirit Belly dancers and a Punch and Judy show.

Pauline Battison, secretary of Oakridge Village Show, said: "We were lucky to get the last day of glorious sunshine.

"It was a very well attended day with a high standard of entrants to the show itself and it could not have happened without a lot of help. Truly a team effort. We hope to have raised well in excess of £1,500 all of which will go to Hope for Tomorrow."