Southrepps fair to boost local causes
Southrepps' two-part summer spectacular got off to a great start at the weekend with a two-day music festival.Organisers said families travelled from as far away as Devon to come to the event and listen to bands including blues trio Spikedrivers and international folk group Ezio.
Southrepps' two-part summer spectacular got off to a great start at the weekend with a two-day music festival.
Organisers said families travelled from as far away as Devon to come to the event and listen to bands including blues trio Spikedrivers and international folk group Ezio.
The festival was part of the town's summer entertainment which continues this weekend with a fair and raises money for local causes.
It is the first time both events have taken place after the first Village Fayre in 2007 was followed by a show by the Lee Vasey Band in 2008.
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Saturday's event, to be opened by Cromer Pier Seaside Special stars Keith and Ben Simmons, will feature a tug of war, children's entertainment, falconry and music from the Ugly Dog Skiffle Band.
But the highlight will be a chance for wannabe knights to saddle up their steeds and compete in jousting contest Strictly Come Lancing.
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Knights, plus two assistants to form the back and front ends of their horse, will be provided with safe lances to have a tilt at their opponents. Entrants must register by today and are being asked to design their own horse and armour.
The 2007 fair attracted about 3,000 and raised �7,000 for causes including the village hall and Benjamin Foundation.
Committee member Sandra Stanway said organisers were aiming for a similar turnout this year and would like to hear from local causes in need of funds.
Ticket information from the Vernon Arms on 01263 833355 or 07787 489227 for credit card sales. More information on www.southrepps-fayre.com.
To register for Strictly Come Lancing contact John Bryant on 01263 834030.