New Buckenham gears up to host annual traditional fete

People living in south Norfolk can take a nostalgic step back in time this bank holiday at the annual New Buckenham village fete.

Traditional games and a Punch and Judy show will help kick-start the event, which will be held in the village's medieval market place on bank holiday Monday from 2pm.

The Women's Institute will provide tea, sandwiches and cakes and the village butcher, Simon Cattermole, will be running a barbecue.

Carolyn Hupton, who is helping to organise the event, said: 'The fete has been going on for a long time. It's amazing – the whole village plans to not be on holiday so they can attend; it seems like everyone is here.

'We have got permission for the road in the centre of the village to be closed as it gives us more space.'

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Mrs Hupton said all the stalls were run by local people selling local produce, except the bouncy castle.

The Silver Band will be playing under the market cross throughout the afternoon and there will also be a coconut shy, crockery smashing and a guess the weight of the cake competition.

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People will also be able to win half a pig in a bowling competition.

A grand raffle is drawn at the end of the day and money raised will be distributed between organisations in the village including the football and cricket club, the church, chapel and village hall.

Mrs Hupton added: 'We have a lot of organisations in the village which we are trying to support.'

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