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Grand day out at Gressenhall

PUBLISHED: 20:50 06 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:57 07 July 2010

Emma Knights

Saturday saw Gressenhall host its annual grand fete on the village green - several hundred people of all ages joined in the fun which included more than 40 stalls, traditional games, musical entertainment, and a fun dog show.

Saturday saw Gressenhall host its annual grand fete on the village green - several hundred people of all ages joined in the fun which included more than 40 stalls, traditional games, musical entertainment, and a fun dog show.

There has long been a tradition of fetes in Gressenhall, as the fete's guest of honour, 91-year-old Ted Turney who only retired from fete duties last year, remembered.

Mr Turney said: “Years ago there was just a few stalls, but now the fete is much bigger. I still get very excited about them - seeing all the organisation come together, the whole village having a good time, and the friendship of everybody.”

It takes the 15-strong committee nearly a year to prepare for the grand fete which raises funds for St Mary's Church and other organisations.

The Rev Robert Marsden said: “It is fantastic how the church and village work together - virtually everyone in the village comes to the fete and other people from across Norfolk. It is one of those ways we can exhibit community spirit in the 21st century.”

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