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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

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.

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.

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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