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Organisers hope inaugural fete will return next year




Face painting, splat the rat and tug of war were just some of the activities at a summer fete in Occold at the weekend.

Visitors to the village hall on Saturday were greeted by a waft of wonderful sausages and children’s laughter in the background.

Almost 300 people attending the inaugural event, with free entry and lots of activities to choose from.

The fete took three months to plan and was organised by the eight committee members of Occold Recreational and Amenities Council.

“The village really enjoyed it. I think next year we will try to be bigger and better,” said organiser and chairman David Cox.

There was live music, with children from Occold Primary School singing songs from Mary Poppins.

Children of Occold Village Primary school singing Mary Poppins songs. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.
Children of Occold Village Primary school singing Mary Poppins songs. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.

There was a vintage motorcycle display, plus kick boxing demonstrations.

“This event brings people together and shows people from outside the village, what life here is like,” said Mr Cox. “It’s good for the community spirit.”

More pictures can be found in this week's Diss Express.



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