Grand day out at Gressenhall
Emma KnightsSaturday 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.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.
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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