December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Thousands of people flocked to Attleborough over the weekend to taste local treats and find out more about what the town has to offer.
Sports groups held demonstrations, art groups displayed their work and people had the chance to sample local crafts at the festival, which is held every other year in the town.
A farmers market, which organisers hope will become a monthly event, was held and local butcher, Tony Perkins, created a special festival sausage using a historic recipe.
Local organisations filled Connaught Hall where they told people about their groups and while Artline set up a display in the Town Hall.
Rebecca Thomas, Georgina McLaren, Megan Clarke and Kelsey Lake donned fancy dress costumes to help promote the work of Attleborough Players.
Rebecca, who is vice chairman of the group, said: “The festival has been really good for us. We are trying to get more people to come and see our shows and be part of the players.
“We also held activities to raise money, too.”
She also thanked Elevation Entertainment who supplied them with a bouncy castle.
John Haynes, from Wymondham Lions Club, said: “We are trying to reform Attleborough Lions Club which we lost more than 10 years ago.
“The residents of the town can only benefit from it and we are looking for new members.
“We need about five people to form a group and people will need to give up one evening a week and maybe the occasional Saturday.
“We are a very friendly bunch and we aim to help local causes.”
Youngsters battled to victory with the Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club demonstrations.
Coach Richard Caston said: “People have been able to find out what boxing is all about. A lot of people think it’s barbaric. It is a contact sport but it’s taught professionally.”
Since the club formed four years ago, councillors and local police have noted the reduction in anti social behaviour in the town.
On Sunday a canine companion dog show and a car boot was held
Karen Pettitt, who helped to organise the event, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Derek Tomlinson who stepped in as town crier at the last minute and did a sterling job and we wish Melyvn Hurn a speedy recovery following his recent illness.
“We would like to apologise as we were unable to let people try archery due to heath and safety reasons.”
Mrs Pettitt also thanked Eastern Transport Collection Society for providing the vintage bus.
Anyone who is interested in forming Attleborough Lions should contact John Haynes on 07768 772452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org