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Great turnout for country fayre

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 July 2009 | UPDATED: 08:20 01 August 2010

THE Weston Country Fayre enjoyed its best ever year on Sunday as around 2,500 people turned up to enjoy the festivities.

This year was the sixth time the event has taken place, and was opened by former newsreader Helen McDermott.

THE Weston Country Fayre enjoyed its best ever year on Sunday as around 2,500 people turned up to enjoy the festivities.

This year was the sixth time the event has taken place, and was opened by former newsreader Helen McDermott.

The event included a number of displays from local groups, including the Dance Factory, the June Glennie School of Dance, the Beccles Kuk-Sool-Won club, the Waveney Harriers, and Beccles Royales Gymnastics.

Local classic rock band Big Red Overcoat, who had been split up for the past 10 years, reformed for an evening performance, which went down an absolute storm, according to organiser Mandy Chapman.

“There was a brilliant atmosphere,” she said. “Helen McDermott went round every stall and spent a bit of money on every stall. She took time out to speak to everybody.”

The Beccles Army Cadets manned the car parks, and the event also included a horse show, dog show, horse and carriage rides, classic vehicles, a birds of prey display, children's rides and a beer tent.

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