Inaugural Loddon and Chedgrave Street Fayre a big bank holiday success

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - 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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.


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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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

'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.'

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Children were given book readings by the authors and adults were given information on writing courses.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

The Swan pub also hosted live music, with The Harpoon Blues Band performing in the afternoon.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

'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.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

'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.'

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography.

Loddon Street Fayre 2017. Photo: Caroline Bown Photography. - Credit: Caroline Bown Photography.

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