Record-breaking crowds flock to Bacton Fayre and Flower Show

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show''Pictured: Poppy Revett (6) with Harry aged 17 - Jack Russell Terrier ANL-150208-231815009
Bacton Fayre and Flower Show''Pictured: Poppy Revett (6) with Harry aged 17 - Jack Russell Terrier ANL-150208-231815009
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A 5,000 foot drop by a parachute display team were among the varied delights which attracted record crowds to a village fayre.

Hundreds of people flocked to the annual Bacton Fayre and Flower Show, where an array of community groups show-cased their skills.

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show''Pictured: George Kirk with his 1942 WIlly's MB USA Jeep. The same type of jeep he drove in WWII ANL-150208-231905009

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show''Pictured: George Kirk with his 1942 WIlly's MB USA Jeep. The same type of jeep he drove in WWII ANL-150208-231905009

For the flower show, which is the original element of the event dating back more than 100 years, people displayed fruit and vegetables they had grown and flower arranging.

There was also a photography competition, children’s classes, hand writing classes and cake baking. The Stowmarket Beekeepers held their annual show and the Stowmarket Flower Club ran their annual competition. An arena programme included the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Marching Band, Suffolk, Suffolk Punch horses and falconry. The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment Freefall Display Team - The Tigers - parachuted from 5,000ft and when they landed a salute was taken by Normandy veteran Hubert Leggett, of Wyverstone.

Other highlights ranged from music to a dog show, fun fair and vintage cars.

Philip Jeffries, one of the organisers, said: “It allows our community to come together and because it’s been going for so long people come back to it.” He thanked the Stowmarket Lions Club for running the car park.

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show ANL-150208-231645009

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show ANL-150208-231645009