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Village fun day draws the crowds

PUBLISHED: 13:43 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:43 26 June 2018

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Lesley Chalmers

Fun was the order of the day in Burgh Castle on Sunday as the coastal village held a highly successful community event.

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

The Burgh Castle Fun Day at the village’s playing field and village hall saw children entertained by games, a bouncy castle and a Roman soldier who posed for photographs.

Sunday’s event also featured a dog show, with a small army of canines and their owners queuing up to take part.

There were also plenty of stalls and performances by Egyptian Belly Dancers, Up4fitness chair exercises, the Great Yarmouth Sea Cadets Band and the Cat’s Pyjamas and then a Songs of Praise led by Rev Rosie Bunn.

The first prize winner of the grand draw was delighted with a new bicycle and the ladies who ran the tea room were kept very busy all afternoon, selling delicious cakes, cream teas and providing a welcome respite from the sun in the cool of the village hall.

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Margaret Greenacre, one of the organisers, said: “Thank you to everyone who came, performed, ran stalls, worked so hard to get ready and the dismantle the whole event, the afternoon made a worthwhile profit for the village church and the village hall.

“The exact amount still to be confirmed. A special thanks to those who gave up watching the football match.

“We would like to thank our sponsors including the Greater Yarmouth tourism and improvement board. Their funding was greatly appreciated and made the event possible.

“Thanks to the police cadets and officers for their assistance led by the Great Yarmouth engagement officer PC Dan Potter.”

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

Burgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley ChalmersBurgh Castle Fun Day 2018. Photo: Lesley Chalmers

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