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Bacton fayre and flower show returns for 117th year

A fayre and flower show which has been held for more than 100 years returned to a village on Saturday.

The fayre, which is in its 117th year, included a traditional flower show marquee as the centre piece for the event.

Philip Jeffries, one of the organisers of the fayre, said: “It was an excellent show, and a fantastic crowd. Everyone enjoyed themselves they told me. It was lots of fun.”

Bacton Fayre and Flower Show. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Bacton Fayre and Flower Show. Picture by Mecha Morton.

During the afternoon there were children’s novelty races, donkey rides, stalls, crafts and trade stands, vintage and classic cars, a display from Stowmarket flower club, floral displays, a traditional fairground, performances from Stowmarket concert band, live entertainment, a childrens entertainer, a bar, barbecue, traditional tea tent, food stalls, fun dog show, as well as other events and entertainment.

Philip has been an organiser for the last 30 years and has lived in the village all of his life.

He said: “It is quite something for a village fayre to say that it’s still going and it’s still traditional.”

During the fayre local sheep, geese and ducks were also herded into pens.

There were also wheelie bin races, which saw wheelie bins being converted into race cars with children sitting inside and parents pulling them with a long rope.

Philip added: “The most important thing of all was that it was a great community day – bringing everyone together and having lots of fun.”

There was also a fun dog show which attracted lots of entries.

There were more celebrations as Bacton Women’s Institute celebrated their 100th anniversary with a display organised by Rose Graham.

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