Hundreds turn out for Duxford Village Show

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:44 22 July 2016

Duxford Fete. Picture: Saffron Photo

Duxford Fete. Picture: Saffron Photo

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Hundreds of people enjoyed a day and night packed full of activities and live entertainment at the Duxford Village Show on Saturday (July 16).

Visitors to the 1960s-themed show at Hunts Road Recreation Ground were treated to fancy dress competitions, space hopper races and dance displays as well as the very popular Duxford DogFest.

The day event, which ran from 1pm to 4pm, featured a variety of traditional stalls, as well as a classic truck and car display and Mallyon’s funfair, with music from the Saffron Walden Jazz Band.

The fun continued in the evening with a free, live music event from 7pm to 10.30pm, with bands and singers performing hits from the 60s.

Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, opened the show at 1pm, before heading off to cut the ribbon at a new children’s playground near Duxford Primary School. Money raised from the event will go to community projects in Duxford.

Michelle Preston, of the show’s organising committee, said: “It was incredible, even better than last year. I don’t know exactly how many people were there but the rec was packed throughout the day and night.

“The weather was brilliant and I’m sure everyone had a great time. Money is still coming in and being counted but we’re hoping for a good amount to use for projects in the area.”

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