The show will go on
Adam LazzariA Norfolk man organising a massive country fair for around 20,000 people as he recovers from a heart attack said: 'While there's still breath in me, the show will go on.Adam Lazzari
A Norfolk man organising a massive country fair for around 20,000 people as he recovers from a heart attack said: 'While there's still breath in me, the show will go on.'
Malcolm Hall, 65, who lives in Fakenham, is organising the popular two-day Fenland Country Fair, on Sunday and Monday at Stow cum Quy, near Newmarket.
He started the event more than 30 years ago when he lived in Swaffham Prior, near Cambridge, and worked maintaining farm buildings and as a part-time gamekeeper.
The early fairs were held in this village before moving to the current site in the late 1980s.
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Mr Hall moved to Fakenham 10 years ago to attempt a semi-retirement with his wife Joan but, never content to sit back and relax, he continued to organise the huge annual event from his Norfolk home.
He said: 'The show has been going for more than 30 years and I can assure you that it will continue for another 30 years for the next generation of country people to enjoy.
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'I'm not going to let a small health scare get in the way of the fair. We are still intent on providing people with two superb days of traditional family entertainment with plenty of animals, displays and exhibits.'
Mr Hall organises the fair with John Plant, plus family and friends.
Admission is �9 for adults, with free entry for children under 11 and free parking. Stow cum Quy park is signposted off the A14, nine miles from Newmarket.
For further information, visit www.fenlandfairs.com