Thousands brave rain for Harbour Day

IAN CLARKE Thousands of people ignored heavy rain and enjoyed one of Norfolk's biggest maritime events today.

IAN CLARKE

Thousands of people ignored heavy rain and enjoyed one of Norfolk's biggest maritime events today.

Wells Harbour Day has become an increasingly popular event on the coastal calendar and the crowds were treated to a range of attractions including lifeboat demonstrations, shanty singers, maritime trade stands and family fun.

Deputy harbourmaster Alan Bushell said: “The day has gone extremely well and we are very pleased with the turnout. We thought the weather would deter people but it has not.”

He estimated about 7,000 people had attended.

“To get that number of visitors on a day like this is phenomenal and proves how popular the event is,” Mr Bushell added.

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