D-Day anniversary commemorated with Eye summer fayre

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Clive Stevens and Fred Astbury in a Willys Jeep ANL-140713-164102009

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Clive Stevens and Fred Astbury in a Willys Jeep ANL-140713-164102009

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People of all ages commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a themed summer fayre on Saturday.

The event, held at Eye St Peter and St Paul Primary School, was organised by the Friends of Eye School.

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Competitiors in the Wartime themed fancy dress judged by D-Day veteran Alan King Charlotte Oastler in her home made gas mask ANL-140713-164251009

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Competitiors in the Wartime themed fancy dress judged by D-Day veteran Alan King Charlotte Oastler in her home made gas mask ANL-140713-164251009

Money raised is still being counted, but so far more than £2,200 has been taken, which will contribute towards the school’s IT equipment.

Military vehicles were on display, a 1940s photo exhibition was open, while a wartime themed-fancy dress competition was held, and judged by D-Day veteran Alan King, of the Stradbroke and District Royal British Legion.

Rory McPherson was deemed the best dressed boy after dressing as a camouflaged soldier, Amelia Stevens won the best dressed girl as a 1940s schoolgirl, and the Morgan-Lucas family were the best dressed family, turning up as wartime pilots and industrial workers from the period.

A wide range of activities were also on offer, such as old school games, a maypole, face painting and a bouncy castle, and visitors were kept fed and watered with a barbecue, Pimms tent, cake stalls and other local produce.

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Competitiors in the Wartime themed fancy dress judged by D-Day veteran Alan King ANL-140713-164241009

Eye, Suffolk. D-Day fun day at Eye Primary School. Competitiors in the Wartime themed fancy dress judged by D-Day veteran Alan King ANL-140713-164241009

A spokesperson for the Friends of Eye School said: “Everyone entered into the spirit of the theme which was fantastic and we raised in excess of £2,000.

“A big thank you to the Friends of Eye team who organised the event, and to the staff, parents, children and wider community for making it such a memorable event.”

 

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