The weather dampens festival fun

Thurston Festival at the local Rugby ground''Pictured; William Brown enjoying the rugby
Thurston Festival at the local Rugby ground''Pictured; William Brown enjoying the rugby
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THE weather played havoc with the Thurston Festival over the weekend slashing visitor numbers in half.

Organisers at The Salmon Trust, which is raising money towards a new £160,000 building for the air cadets and young people in the village, said they expected to break even, following the three day event at the village rugby club.

Trust chairman Brian Pettitt, who works for Anglian Water, said: “It was good for my work but not for our charity fund-raising. The weather was poor but thankfully it wasn’t a complete wash out, it would have cost us thousands.”

The festival featured Queen tribute act The Bohemians, supported by Thurston band Booty and the Beatz on Friday, followed by a celebration of young musicians from the village college on Saturday afternoon and a prom concert and fireworks on Saturday evening. A Diamond Jubilee Fair was held on the Sunday.