Welly wanging video: Hundreds attend annual Shelfanger summer fete

A small south Norfolk village demonstrated its big community spirit on Saturday when hundreds of people descended on its annual summer fete.

Residents in Shelfanger, near Diss, have been holding a fete at the village for the last 70 years.

Villagers and people from surrounding settlements took part in traditional games like skittles, welly wanging, splat the rat and bowling for the event.

Dozens of miniature aeroplanes were also on display after members of the South Norfolk Model Flying Club brought along their handmade aircraft.

Tig Ross, chairman of the Shelfanger Village Hall fete committee, said he was delighted with the weather and turnout for the fete.

'We have been setting this up for months and over the last week the team of 10 to 15 volunteers have been putting this together in the wet and we are lucky that the sunny weather has come out for the fete and it has all come together,' he said.

The annual summer event raises around �2,000 a year for the upkeep of the village hall, which is run by a charity.

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The event also featured cake stalls, a barbecue, tombola and raffle. Frank Paice, a long-serving member of the fete team who is moving away from the area, was asked to open the event.

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