Howzat! Egg-catching fun at village fundraiser

Haddiscoe fete

Haddiscoe fete - Credit: Archant

The annual Family Fun Day and Barbecue was put on once again this year at Haddiscoe village hall and grounds. And despite being a cloudy afternoon with sunny spells and a few light showers, spirits were undampened.

The event was described as a “country fair” by Ian Paterson, the current Worshipful Master of the Orient Lodge of the Lowestoft Freemasons, who, with the help of Paddington Bear declared the event open on Saturday.

There were many stalls such as rifle shooting, mini golf, hoopla and beat the goalie, water or wine, tombola and a raffle.

Ian reported that last year’s event had raised £1,500 which was distributed between six local charities with varied amounts from £100 to £400.

Attracting a lot of interest Mike Slack displayed his two immaculate vintage silver Bentley motor cars brought from his home in Hemsby depicting the luxury and elegance of a bygone age.


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Scurrying about the stalls and activities causing mayhem, to the delight of the children, were Paddington and Yare Bear. Paddington was better at Beat the Goalie but Yare Bear had the edge on the mini golf and so it went with the occasional sandwich stealing and tail pulling.

Late afternoon there was the popular Catch the Egg competition where couples start at about 20ft from each other and progress by stages to about 50ft from each other. After many sticky hands and clothes the winning couple were Denise Cutts and Michael Crame.

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A little later on, and after a rerun, the last event of the day was the egg and spoon race, decisively won by Denise Hart.

The music, PA and master of ceremonies were provided by Hospital Radio Yare and the event was brought to a successful conclusion early evening.

Pictures: Brian Frederick

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