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Christmas magic takes over Bungay as thousands enjoy festive market

PUBLISHED: 14:27 03 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 03 December 2017

The Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds.
Picture: Anthony Carroll

The Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds. Picture: Anthony Carroll

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Thousands of people have enjoyed the chance to buy Christmas gifts and get in the festive mood at the same time in a Suffolk market town.

The cast of the Fisher Theatre's pantomime Dick Whittington and his cat were at the street market.
Picture: Anthony CarrollThe cast of the Fisher Theatre's pantomime Dick Whittington and his cat were at the street market. Picture: Anthony Carroll

The Bungay Christmas Street Market saw the town centre packed with families and shoppers as they weaved their way past dozens of stalls on Sunday.

Children had an extra treat as Father Christmas arrived in the town, escorted by the town crier.

Also among the small army of stalls was a stand promoting the Fisher Theatre’s production of Dick Whittington and his cat.

There was also a human fruit machine manned by members of the Rotary Club of Bungay.

The Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds.
Picture: Anthony CarrollThe Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds. Picture: Anthony Carroll

Among those having a go on the machine was Bungay Town Reeve Mary Sprake, who was delighted to see the market so well supported again. She said: “It is brilliant for the town and it is brilliant for the shops.”

The town also saw its Christmas lights switched on on Friday night.

Bungay town reeve Mary Sprake and Rotarian Vaughan Shea at the human fruit machine at the Christmas fair.
Picture: Anthony CarrollBungay town reeve Mary Sprake and Rotarian Vaughan Shea at the human fruit machine at the Christmas fair. Picture: Anthony Carroll

The Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds.
Picture: Anthony CarrollThe Bungay Christmas fair draw large crowds. Picture: Anthony Carroll

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