Inaugural Loddon and Chedgrave Street Fayre a big bank holiday success
- Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.
A pair of villages united for their first ever street fayre over the bank holiday weekend, with a real community feel making the event a rousing success.
The inaugural Loddon and Chedgrave Street Fayre saw streets lined with stalls from Farthing Green in Loddon to the White Horse in Chedgrave, which brought the villagers out in their droves.
People wandered from stall to stall and enjoyed the various entertainment which was put on offer, while revelling in the sunny weather. The Loddon Band performed at the church, accompanying an art and book sale being held there, which also saw cream teas on offer.
There was also a pair of performance from Funky Feet dancers, who strutted their stuff on the bowling green in Chedgrave, while Sarah Probert sang songs from the 1940s and 1950s on Loddon High Street.
Various young musicians including Harry Browne, Oliver and Rebecca Walter and Tom Bannister Curran were among wandering minstrels throughout the event, performing up and down the streets during the fayre.
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Caroline Bown, chairman of the Loddon District Business Association said: 'Bunting was strewn everywhere and a really festive atmosphere carried on all afternoon.
'The weather was lovely and people met and picnicked on the grassy area on Loddon Straithe, by the River Chet watching the boats on the Broads.'
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A free bouncy castle from TJK Castles and a magic show from Misterfied kept children entertained, while there was also a literary garden set up on the north side of the river featuring local artist, photographers and The Waveney Author Group.
Children were given book readings by the authors and adults were given information on writing courses.
The Swan pub also hosted live music, with The Harpoon Blues Band performing in the afternoon.
'We would like to thank everyone for coming and all those who helped, from lending us walkie talkies, private car parks and A boards, to hanging bunting, providing prizes and all the paperwork and road signs needed.
'Norfolk police, Norfolk County Council, South Norfolk Council and Loddon Parish Council all helped to make the event a successful one and thanks to them, everyone and every business who took part.'