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Appleyard Fayre is growing every year

Banham, Norfolk. Appleyard Fayre on Appleyard Meadow - local group Captain Kirk's Mandolin ANL-140727-220106009

Banham, Norfolk. Appleyard Fayre on Appleyard Meadow - local group Captain Kirk's Mandolin ANL-140727-220106009

Live music, real ales, and even blacksmithing classes drew in the crowds to this year’s Appleyard Fayre, which may have been the most successful to date.

Held at Appleyard Meadow, Banham, it is now in its eighth year and is, according to organisers, bigger than ever.

Some of the activities on offer included gladiator duels, story-telling for the young and old, and home cooked dishes along with a barbecue.

Liam Harvey, one of the fair’s organisers, said: “This year was a great success. Ever since we began the fair has continued to grow in popularity.

“It was a lovely day with great entertainment, and a good way of tapping into the rich vein of local skills, talent, and crafts.

“We had more people turn up than last year, around five or six hundred.”

The event ran from from 11am until 11pm Saturday, and raised around £5,000 for good causes, one of which was the Young Carers Support Service.

Mr Harvey, who plays in a band called the Harvs, and performed himself at the fair, added: “Young carers first came to us five or so years ago, and since then we’ve raised around £15,000 for them. It’s a worthy cause which gives young carers the chance to take a break from the home environment.

 

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