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Raveningham County Fair celebrates 40 years of success

PUBLISHED: 14:04 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:04 07 September 2017

The 'Woodton Lady' traction engine driving the threshing machine at Ravenigham County Fair. Photo: Roy Russell.

The 'Woodton Lady' traction engine driving the threshing machine at Ravenigham County Fair. Photo: Roy Russell.

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A county fair celebrating its 40th anniversary had its biggest year ever.

Punch and Judy entertaining the children at the Raveningham County Fair. Photo: Roy Russell. Punch and Judy entertaining the children at the Raveningham County Fair. Photo: Roy Russell.

An estimated 2,000 people flocked to Raveningham 
County Fair on Saturday, September 2.

Roy Russell, treasurer of the fair committee, said: “It was a mixture of the old fair and something new.”

On display was a threshing machine from 1949 which was also present at the very first fair in 1977.

It is thought that the day raised between £5,000 and £6,000, all of which will be divided between local charities.

Tooba Looba were one of 4 groups that played during the day. Photo: Roy Russell. Tooba Looba were one of 4 groups that played during the day. Photo: Roy Russell.

The fair supports the Burgh St Peter and Raveningham Sea Scouts, Norton Chapel and Ferret Rescue Centre.

Organisers praised the entertainment on show - all of which was locally sourced and popular with the record-breaking crowds.

Mr Russell added: “I want to thank all the people who have been coming and supporting us for many years.”

For more information on future fairs visit: www.ravfair.co.uk

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