Photo Gallery: Autumn Extravaganza for Terrington St Clement villagers

Hallowe'en theme for fun and games in West Norfolk village

There was a distinctly spooky flavour to an Autumn Extravaganza held in a West Norfolk village on Saturday.

Thousands of people made the most of the fine weather and headed to Terrington St Clement Memorial Field where everything from pumpkin carving to live music was on offer throughout the day.

Organised by the village's community fund, the Autumn Extravaganza included traditional Molly Dancing, Punch and Judy and stalls along with a variety of competitions - including the biggest pumpkin.

Villager Paul Wilson employed a wheelbarrow for his winning entry which tipped the scales at 32kg (five stone) to take the top spot.

The competition attracted a good number of entries, but it was the pumpkin carving competition which captured the imagination to produce some eye-catching designs.

Graham Bragg, a member of the organising committee, said the group had been delighted with the number of people who had supported the event.

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'We weren't sure and you just never know really. We didn't advertise it very much, just a few signs in the village and things but we didn't want crowds turning-up because it was really a village event,' he said.

Terrington Community Fund raises money throughout the year and the committee members organised the extravaganza to repay the support it receives from residents.

'We had around 2,500 people in the evening when we had bands and a hog roast followed by a firework display. It was a terrific night and everyone really enjoyed it,' said Mr Bragg.

The community fund started life in 2009 as a panto committee and the venture proved such a success that members decided to branch out and organise events designed to bring the community together throughout the year.

Individuals or groups within the village can apply for funding from the committee which meets four times a year to discuss the applications. Up to March this year, more than �3,000 had been distributed from the fund.

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