Docking village comes together for Hare Fair

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Paige Roper (9) of the 1st Docking (Hare's Own) Scouts, with a couple of hare sculptures by Kathrine Womack. ANL-160925-100153009

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Paige Roper (9) of the 1st Docking (Hare's Own) Scouts, with a couple of hare sculptures by Kathrine Womack. ANL-160925-100153009

The community of Docking came together on Saturday to celebrate the fifth annual Docking Hare Fare.

Held at St Mary’s Church, the popular fair featured a hosts of art and craft demonstrations, including metalwork, jewellery, ceramics, fabrics, woodwork and glassware.

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Martin Hayward Smith with his book, My Year with Hares. ANL-160925-100141009

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Martin Hayward Smith with his book, My Year with Hares. ANL-160925-100141009

The Rector of Docking, the Reverend Peter Cook, said: “The event really well. It brings the whole community together and we are lucky that we can latch it on to the Hare relationship in and around Docking.

“We had a perfect day weather-wise. We had more storeholders and for the first time we counted the number of people who came along, which was 750.”

Wildlife photographer and film-maker Martin Hayward Smith, who has just published a new book entitled My Year With Hares, was also at the popular event.

Members of the joint school choir of the Saint Mary Federation of Schools, which includes, Docking, Brancaster and Sedgeford, were also in good voice during the morning.

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Angela Park of Paperstory with her work on sale. ANL-160925-100044009

Scenes from the Docking Hare Fair at St Mary's Church - Angela Park of Paperstory with her work on sale. ANL-160925-100044009

More than £2,600 was raised for church funds with more money still to come in.