Photo gallery: Weather stays dry for traditional fete fun in Worlingham

The Great Yarmouth Brass Band opening Worlingham village fete

The Great Yarmouth Brass Band opening Worlingham village fete - Credit: Archant

The sun might not have been shining but the weather stayed dry as more than 500 people flocked to Worlingham for an afternoon of traditional fun.

The Worlingham village fete, which is now in its sixth year, opened with a performance from the Great Yarmouth Brass Band followed by a demonstration by the Waggy Tails dog agility team, both of which attracted large crowds.

A Punch and Judy show, bouncy slide, swing boats and donkey rides kept the children amused, while parents visited the beer and tea tents, browsed the classic cars and large range of craft, cake and charity stalls.

In previous years the event was staged on the former Worlingham Middle School field but for the last three years has been held on All Saint's Green behind the village church and former primary school.

Steve Larkin, one of the organisers said: 'We started the fete after we lost the church hall to bring some community spirit back into the village.

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'No matter what the weather is like we still get the same support because people like to come and enjoy a nice family day out.

'When you see the crowd of people all enjoying themselves it gets quite emotional and it makes the months of hard work all worthwhile.

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'It's organised by local people from the village and we all pull together and do our bit.'

Mr Larkin extended his thanks to the youngsters and leaders from the Beccles Army Cadets who help to set up the event, collect donations at the gates and clear up at the end.

Proceeds from the event will go towards next year's village fete, and any extra will be donated to the army cadets and local charities.

The afternoon closed with a set by Murphy's Law.

Mr Larkin said: 'It has been wonderful and the support we got is magnificent.'

The organising committee are always on the look out for new volunteers to help with the planning of the event or to give up a couple of hours on the day. Anyone who is interested in helping at next year's fete can contact Mr Larkin on 01502 714901.

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