PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands attend South Norfolk Council fun day

South Norfolk blew its own trumpet at an annual fun-day held at the council's offices in Long Stratton today.

Up to 3,000 people attended the Discover South Norfolk Day, a free event run by South Norfolk District Council.

Among those enjoying the day out were Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw and her two children, Matilda, four, and Robin, eighteen months, from Beccles.

She said: 'We have come to support their daddy who is on the Saffron Housing Trust stand, which is based in Long Stratton. Matilda also wanted to come and enjoy all the events and have a good time.'

The four-year-old said: 'I have enjoyed it a lot.'

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Adrian Lewis and his wife Jane attended with their daughter Emily Lewis, 14, to watch their other daughter, Abigail Lewis, 12, who was dancing with the Newton Flotman-based Anglia Region Theatre School.

Mrs Lewis said: 'It's nice and busy and it's hot as well.'

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The funday featured Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists Hoop La La, local cabaret artist Craig Catchpole, Long Stratton Gym Club and martial arts, among others.

South Norfolk District Council chairman Sue Thomson opened the event and said: 'The event is bigger and better than last year, which was the first one, and aims to celebrate what makes South Norfolk a great place to live and work, and to provide a free day out for all our residents.'

Also on display for the first time were the South Norfolk flags designed by Diss High School pupils to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.

Martin Wilby, South Norfolk Council deputy leader, said: 'It's a chance to promote the area. We had almost 60 different events and exhibits which show the real range of what our district has to offer, and what makes it such a great place to live and work. It's also a chance for people to find out what the council does.'

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