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Can you spot yourself in these photos from the inaugural Bradwell Community Fete

PUBLISHED: 12:24 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:42 14 June 2017

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

Anthony Oliver

A village was a hive of activity as residents descended on Green Lane Playing Fields for the inaugural Bradwell Community Fete.

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

More than 1,000 people attended the event which featured stalls from community groups and local businesses.

There were also attractions such as Barton House’s ride-on Railway, Miniature Traction Engine and Donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.

The fete was opened by Lord Somerleyton and his wife, Lady Somerleyton, was one of the judges for the children’s fancy dress competition.

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

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The main arena programme also featured the choirs of all three Bradwell primary schools and performances from local groups, the Fay Bedford Stage School and Tri-star Twirlers.

The highlight of the programme was a combat display by the Dragon Shield Ancient Combat group who also set up an encampment at the fete and gave the opportunity for visitors to have a go at archery.

Borough councillor, Carl Annison, said: “It was like years ago on Green Lane field, residents all coming together to support the event.”

Co-chair of the organising committee, the Rev Matthew Price of St Nicholas Church, Bradwell said: “We were just delighted with how the day went and the numbers of residents who turned out.

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

“Our desire was always to provide an event where the community could celebrate all that is good about living in Bradwell. We hope it will be the first of many.”

Mr Price also paid tribute to the small group of congregation members from St Nicholas Church who had formed the organising committee and thanked the parish council for permission to use the playing fields.

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver Bradwell Fete. Photo: Anthony Oliver

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