Pill box set for boost from Weybourne village fair

Gun-wielding soldiers sheltered beside a pill box in a north Norfolk field - but they were welcoming in the crowds, not warding off invaders.

The second world war re-enactment fans were among the attractions at the North Norfolk Country Fair at Weybourne on Sunday.

And the pill box, which locals want to restore, is among the village projects set to be supported by this year's event.

The fair was first held four years ago to boost a community fund which has already helped a range of village ventures from the church and hall to the bowls club and a minibus, said chairman Keith Morley .

Despite the first one being hit by driving rain and wind and only attracting a few hundred locals, organisers battled on, and the fair now attracts 3,000 people and raises �5,000 in a typical year, he added

The former farm field venue was also bought by the community fund, so it could be used for events as well as casual recreation such as football and dog walking.

Sunday's fair, in blustery but dry conditions also featured gym and ferret racing displays, family fun races, classic cars, archery and a gun dog scurry.

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