Street fayre brings colourful spectacle to Mendlesham

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Thousands of people turned out for the Mendlesham Community Council Street Fayre yesterday.

The Mad Hare Marching Band, East Suffolk Morris Men and Urban Allstars Majorettes all featured as part of the day’s packed music and entertainment programme.

Urban Allstars Majorettes

Urban Allstars Majorettes

Carolyn Triscott, chairman of both the Mendlesham Community Council and the street fayre committee, said the Tricky Twister magician proved especially popular with youngsters while the craft faye in the community hall was a big hit with shoppers.

The annual event, which has been running since around 1980, helps raise funds for much-needed projects in Mendlesham, with last year’s fayre having paid for new play equipment.

Ms Triscott said: “It’s a great way of making money for the village and is about everybody coming together – there’s such a great atmosphere, everybody waving at everybody else because we all know each other.”

“We also have people come from around the whole of East Anglia – they absolutely love it and come every year,” she added.

May Princess Scarlett Rush with Bethany Baker and Sofia Sorhaindo

May Princess Scarlett Rush with Bethany Baker and Sofia Sorhaindo

Organisers are hopeful Monday’s festivities will have raised around £10,000 and expect the village community centre, which is in need of refurbishment, to receive at least some of the funds.

Procession at the Mendlesham Community Council Street Fayre

Procession at the Mendlesham Community Council Street Fayre

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Harbour Lights Band