2500 enjoy fayre at Southrepps

An estimated 2,500 people enjoyed Southrepps Fayre on Saturday, where they were treated to a range of activities including a falconry display, a fun dog show and a tongue in cheek 'Strictly Come Lancing' show.

An estimated 2,500 people enjoyed Southrepps Fayre on Saturday, where they were treated to a range of activities including a falconry display, a fun dog show and a tongue in cheek 'Strictly Come Lancing' show.

The fayre was first held two years ago and it is hoped the biennial treatment will continue in the future.

The event raises thousands for local charities, with the Benjamin Foundation and the Southrepps Commons Trust among those who have benefited.

A simple set up of straw bales around the main ring saw a number of shows during the day, finished off with the lancing, which saw villagers dress up as knights and joust while riding on their friends who were dressed as horses.


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There was also a Southrepps' Got Talent competition, tug of war, horticultural show and a traditional carousel.

The day was rounded off with a charity auction in the Vernon Arms in the evening, where eight lots helped raise more than �900.

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Chairman of the organising committee John Bryant said the day had been very successful thanks to the efforts of a large number of people who got involved in the organisation.

'I certainly hope it will carry on in the future, there is a great bunch of people involved and it seems everyone who came enjoyed themselves.'

The total raised by the fayre will not be known for a few days, but in 2007 more than �7,000 was handed out to charities.

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