Published: 15:51, 27 June 2009
| Updated: 16:09, 02 May 2019
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Actress and Gurkha veterans' campaigner Joanna
Lumley was the guest of honour at the Guston Primary School fete
near Dover on Saturday.
The school has many pupils from the Nepalese
community who live nearby, and head teacher Deby Allen thanked Miss
Lumley for all her work and support for the Gurkhas and their
Describing her as a national treasure, Miss
Allen thanked her on behalf of the school and of all the
Miss Lumley recalled the fact that she had
spent a lot of time in Kent when she was young.
"I spent most of my growing-up years, when I
came back from the Far East, in Kent," she said. "But I'm never
quite sure whether I am a Maid of Kent or a Kentish Maid."
In between signing autographs and posing for
photographs, Miss Lumley visited each of the stalls and chatted to
the helpers and visitors.
She was presented with a bouquet by Abigayle
Pearce and Radhika Limbu handed some balloons to her to be released
to signify the official opening.
The band of the Dover Squadron of the Air
Training Corps led the procession at the start of the fete and
provided some of the entertainment.