Hundreds join the fun at Eye’s ‘biggest ever show’

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The Eye Family Fun Day at the weekend has been hailed as one of the “biggest and best” shows in the town’s history, with hundreds joining in a full day of activities.

Children and adults alike enjoyed a busy programme of events, including dog displays and Viking re-enactments, at the Eye Community Centre and Playing Field on Sunday, with an estimate of more than £1,000 collected in support of the centre.

Cllr Colin Ribchester, the Mayor of Eye, described the day as “absolutely fabulous” and “one of the best turnouts” for a long time”, while show secretary Ian Barbour praised the committee of organisers and volunteer helpers for helping to make the event a reality.

“This was the biggest and best show ever and thanks must go to local businesses who sponsored the event, said Mr Barbour.

“This made a massive difference as the costs were in the region of £2,300, but much of the equipment purchased can be used another year.”

Among the popular attractions was a dog show, in which competitors from across the East Anglian region took part, and a produce show, which featured a variety of flowers, vegetables, preserves and cookery.

In addition, a Viking village was set up out on the playing field, entertaining the large crowd of attendees with a series of historical demonstrations.

Independent broadcaster Park Radio also served as MCs for the event all throughout the day, playing music as well as live interviews with special guests.