Crowds turn out for fete fun

AN ASSORTMENT of different scarecrows did not scare away a record crowd from a village fete on Bank Holiday Monday. Almost 5000 people turned up to the Clavering Village Fete held at 2pm on the Jubilee Field. Impressed visitor Peter Blomley said: It was

AN ASSORTMENT of different scarecrows did not scare away a record crowd from a village fete on Bank Holiday Monday.

Almost 5000 people turned up to the Clavering Village Fete held at 2pm on the Jubilee Field.

Impressed visitor Peter Blomley said: "It was just fantastic how many people and especially children came along to enjoy the day.

"There were queues all the way along the road - I don't think a fete has been this busy since the one opened by Jamie Oliver eight years ago.


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"It was a typical old-fashioned fete and a real fun day out for the whole family in Clavering."

Visitors enjoyed a range of activities including a strong man competition, Morris dancing, bouncy castles and lots of other rides for children. Traditional craft stalls were mixed in with candyfloss stalls ensuring that there was something for everybody.

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One of the main draws of this year's fete was the scarecrow competition which inspired people in the village to come up with new and interesting ideas for scarecrows.

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