Fritton Lake celebrates 100 years

A DAY of family entertainment is being held at the weekend to mark 100 years of a countryside attraction being open to the public.Fritton Lake, which is part of the Somerleyton Estate on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, first opened its gates for fishing and countryside walks in the summer of 1909.

A DAY of family entertainment is being held at the weekend to mark 100 years of a countryside attraction being open to the public.

Fritton Lake, which is part of the Somerleyton Estate on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, first opened its gates for fishing and countryside walks in the summer of 1909.

On Sunday, a special centenary party is being held to mark 100 years since the estate's tenant farmers turned the rural beauty spot into a visitor attraction.

Classic cars and scooters will be at the park alongside birds of prey displays, family entertainment from Irish dancers and majorettes and an Aquasphere ball on the lake.

The party takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Entrance fee is �6 for adults, �3.50 for OAPs and �4 for children aged over three.