The sun comes out for a lark

Lark in the Park, on the jubilee fields, Mildenhall.

Lark in the Park, on the jubilee fields, Mildenhall.

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As Mildenhall’s Jubilee Fields roasted on the hottest day of the year, bigger crowds than ever turned out for the annual Lark in the Park.

While live music from local bands played from the wigwam stage, visitors could try everything from bungee bouncing to helping the Lark Angling Preservation Society reduce the numbers of American signal crayfish in the River Lark, which runs beside the fields.

Lark in the Park, on the jubilee fields, Mildenhall.

Lark in the Park, on the jubilee fields, Mildenhall.

For those who felt active, there were things like a climbing wall to get steamed up on, but if the heat was too much you could just wander round looking at the classic cars or watching the Newmarket Model Flying Club display both their model making and flying skills.

Alternatively, you could stroll around stands for everything from Mildenhall’s newly refurbished museum to Suffolk Police.

Mildenhall’s Kimberley Ann’s Theatre School (Kats) braved the heat to put on a dance display and boys big and small flocked around the fire appliance brought along by the town’s retained crew.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers’ rider Nathan Stoneman’s fans turned out in force when he attended the event.

The Lark also coincided with the regular monthly craft show by Wheeler Events in the neighbouring Jubilee Centre, for those looking for something more peaceful. It raises money for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

Lark in the Park is organised by Mildenhall Parish Council.