Antiques fair brings the curtain down on successful summer festival in Bungay

General scenes from the Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Pictures: Terry Reeve

General scenes from the Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Pictures: Terry Reeve - Credit: Archant

Heavy rain brought a premature end to the annual Bungay antiques fair on the final day of the town's two-week festival.

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Two sculptured swans were among items for sale. Pictures: Terry Reeve

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Two sculptured swans were among items for sale. Pictures: Terry Reeve - Credit: Archant

A steady stream of visitors from a wide area had earlier today (Sunday) browsed the many stalls lining Earsham Street, and visited the arts fair in St Mary's Church.

There was musical entertainment under the Butter Cross, and pubs and eateries did a brisk business before the rain came at about 2.15pm.

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Two donkeys at the fair attracted a lot of interest. Pictures: Terry Re

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. Two donkeys at the fair attracted a lot of interest. Pictures: Terry Reeve - Credit: Archant

The Mayor, Mary Matthews, who also organises the town's three annual street fairs, said with other events on in the region the numbers were down on previous years, but some stalls had reported good business.

The Bungay Festival ended with the traditional lowering of the Bigod Flag from the Castle at 4pm by the Town Reeve, Mary Sprake.

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. A vintage vehicle used as a refreshment stall. Pictures: Terry Reeve

Bungay Antiques Street Fair. A vintage vehicle used as a refreshment stall. Pictures: Terry Reeve - Credit: Archant


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Abbot Charles, from the town's St Edmund's Roman Catholic Church, gave a blessing to end the festival for another year.

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