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Youngster flock to windmill for Easter egg hunt

PUBLISHED: 16:28 02 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 02 April 2018

 Cardi North-Davies, three, left, with her sister, Willow, five, centre, and Kacie-Marie Drake, five, ready to collect eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cardi North-Davies, three, left, with her sister, Willow, five, centre, and Kacie-Marie Drake, five, ready to collect eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

The skies may have been grey, but that did not stop scores of children from searching for colourfully-wrapped Easter eggs at Dereham Windmill.

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Easter Monday event featured a visit from the Easter Bunny, who handed out chocolate eggs and drinks after two hunts which took place in the afternoon had finished. One hunt was for youngsters aged five and under and other for bigger children aged six and over.

There were also games including ‘grab-a-duck’ and tombola stalls.

The festive event marked the final public gathering at the windmill before it closes for a re-decoration and re-painting project.

But during the closure, the site’s coffee shop will remain open, and the windmill itself will re-open on June 3.

Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYLily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Grade II-listed windmill was built in 1836. The building was restored by the Dereham Windmill Charity Trustees, Volunteers and Friends and now includes an exhibition space.

Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYLily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYEggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDespite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDespite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYDespite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Tyler Duggan, four, with the eggs he collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYTyler Duggan, four, with the eggs he collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cousins from left, Kyran, six; Tyler, four and Callum Duggan, seven; with the eggs they collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCousins from left, Kyran, six; Tyler, four and Callum Duggan, seven; with the eggs they collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cardi North-Davies, three, finds a golden egg at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYCardi North-Davies, three, finds a golden egg at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


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