PICTURES: Crowds flock to annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured is Wilf Temple of the 1st Eye Scouts with some of the ducks before the main race. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223123009
Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured is Wilf Temple of the 1st Eye Scouts with some of the ducks before the main race. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223123009

Crowds flocked to Eye at the weekend as the annual Duck Race and Country Fair took top billing in the town on Saturday.

Visitors headed to the Pennings picnic area for the yearly race on the River Dove, and fair, organised by the 1st Eye Scout Group.

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured is Tom Simon having a go at archery. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223057009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured is Tom Simon having a go at archery. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223057009

More than 500 ducks were coaxed along a slow-moving stretch of water up to the Abbey bridge, with chairman Merlin Carr giving a running commentary on the proceedings.

Family fun was provided by the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers with games, activities and competitions, with other stalls run by local groups and charities, while cash prizes were awarded to owners of the winning ducks.

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Charlie and George. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223043009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Charlie and George. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223043009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Charlie and George. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223016009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Charlie and George. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223016009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Emi Widdeson and Ethan Harrison with some of the ducks before the race. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223003009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Emi Widdeson and Ethan Harrison with some of the ducks before the race. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-223003009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Emi Widdeson and Ethan Harrison with some of the ducks before the race. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-222935009

Eye, Suffolk. Annual Eye Duck Race and Country Fair in aid os Eye Scouts at the Pennings. Pictured are Emi Widdeson and Ethan Harrison with some of the ducks before the race. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160924-222935009