PICTURES: Day of music and dance at Mendlesham street fayre

Mendlesham community council fair

Pictured: Urban Allstars Majorettes ANL-160205-150624009
Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Urban Allstars Majorettes ANL-160205-150624009

Thousands of people turned out for the Mendlesham Community Council’s street fayre on Monday.

The Mad Hare Marching Band, East Suffolk Morris Men and Urban Allstars Majorettes all featured as part of the day’s packed music and entertainment programme.

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Mendlesham community council fair ANL-160305-123700005

Carolyn Triscott, chairman of both the Mendlesham Community Council and the street fayre committee, said the Tricky Twister magician proved especially popular with youngsters, while the craft fair in the community hall was a big hit with shoppers.

The annual event, which has been running since around 1980, helps raise funds for much-needed projects in Mendlesham, with last year’s fayre having paid for new play equipment.

Ms Triscott said: “It’s a great way of making money for the village and is about everybody coming together – there’s such a great atmosphere, everybody waving to everybody else because we all know each other.”

“We also have people come from around the whole of East Anglia – they absolutely love it and come every year,” she added.

Mendlesham community council fair

Pictured: Urban Allstars Majorettes ANL-160205-150712009

Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Urban Allstars Majorettes ANL-160205-150712009

Organisers are hopeful Monday’s events will have raised around £10,000 and expect the village community centre, which is in need of refurbishment, to receive at least some of the funds.

Mendlesham community council fair

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Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Stowmarket Boys Brigade ANL-160205-150525009

Mendlesham community council fair

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Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Stowmarket Boys Brigade ANL-160305-123648005

Mendlesham community council fair

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Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Harbour Lights Band ANL-160305-123636005

Mendlesham community council fair

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Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: Harbour Lights Band ANL-160205-150414009

Mendlesham community council fair

Pictured: May Princess Scarlett Rush with Bethany Baker (left) and Sofia Sorhaindo (right) ANL-160205-150327009

Mendlesham community council fair Pictured: May Princess Scarlett Rush with Bethany Baker (left) and Sofia Sorhaindo (right) ANL-160205-150327009