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Lakenheath Fete pulls in its best crowd yet



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A young visitor to Lakenheath Fete pets the animal baloons
A young visitor to Lakenheath Fete pets the animal baloons

From heraldry to whack-a-rat, the 2018 Lakenheath Fete was organised to appeal to all the family.

Saturday's annual fete, organised by Lakenheath Playing Fields Association, featured stalls from village organisations, including Suffolk Heraldry, the village's flower and camera clubs, Epic Dad fathers' group and Little Fishes nursery.

There was also a wide range of arena demonstrations bya variety of organisations , including the Lakenheath School of Performing Arts, Total Warrior Self-Defence and Kickboxing, Mildenhall's Bunbury Players drama group and Lakenheath's Zumba class.

Local singer Curtis Cronin provided two-hours of live music and Zack FM sent a DJ.

But they also had all the traditional fete stalls and games, including whacking a 'rat' as it ran from a drainpipe, and wheelbarrow, sack and egg-and-spoon races. Lakenheath-based DBL Castles provided a bouncey castle for free.

Organising Committee member George Plumb said: "We had one of the best turnouts we've ever had."

The event helps raise funds for the running costs of the village playing fields and sports pavilion.

But there is no rest for the Playing Fields Association's fete organisers – they have already started planning for the next fete on August 3, 2019.

  • See more of Gary Donnison's pictures from the fete in this week's Bury Free Press and Newmarket Journal