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Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall

Jessica Pyle, Clarissa Pyle, Nancy Burton, Scarlette Burton and Sonny English
Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall Jessica Pyle, Clarissa Pyle, Nancy Burton, Scarlette Burton and Sonny English

A baby show, an art exhibition and a pet show were all part of last week’s jam-packed Downham Market Festival schedule.

Youngsters embraced the event’s space theme at the baby show at the town hall last Tuesday, where prizes were handed out for the best dressed babies and children.

Downham Festival Pet Show at Jubilee Centre Downham Market. Pictured  one of the contenders  Paul Harris with his rescued pet Great Dane 'Bentley" .

Downham Festival Pet Show at Jubilee Centre Downham Market. Pictured one of the contenders Paul Harris with his rescued pet Great Dane 'Bentley" .

A Dalek, an alien and Yoda were some of the costume highlights of the day, which also included space-themed activities and a baby photographer.

On Wednesday, the town held its annual coffee morning and festival cake cutting in the town hall, which was hosted by St Edmund’s Church.

Town council officials were joined by staff from Downham business Cream Me Up Scotty who provided the apt astronaut cake for the occasion.

The festival week continued with an art exhibition, discos and the mayor’s coffee morning at the Discover Downham Heritage Centre on Friday.

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall
Coffee Morning and Festival Cake Cutting
Back LtoR, Dot Hodgkinson, Fr Alan Davies, Yvonne Thompson (Downham Mkt Deputy Mayor), Jim Cornish, Lucy Samuel, Alan Pickering
Front LtoR, Cake makers from the Family run cake shop, Cream Me Up Scotty in Downham Market, Claire and Carol Goodrum

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall Coffee Morning and Festival Cake Cutting Back LtoR, Dot Hodgkinson, Fr Alan Davies, Yvonne Thompson (Downham Mkt Deputy Mayor), Jim Cornish, Lucy Samuel, Alan Pickering Front LtoR, Cake makers from the Family run cake shop, Cream Me Up Scotty in Downham Market, Claire and Carol Goodrum

Visitors got the chance to meet the mayor Frank Daymond, and also to look at the films and exhibition about the Fenland floods and history of the Downham Market Festival.

The event ended on Sunday with a fun day and a pet show, which was hosted by the Swaffham Veterinary Centre, and was held at the Jubilee Centre in the town.

Downham Festival Mayor's Coffee Morning at Downham Heritage Centre - From left, Denise Whitley serves the coffee to Downham Mayoress Heather Daymond, Derputy Mayoress Yvonne Thompson, Festival chairman Ft Alan Davies and Downham Mayor Frank Daymond.

Downham Festival Mayor's Coffee Morning at Downham Heritage Centre - From left, Denise Whitley serves the coffee to Downham Mayoress Heather Daymond, Derputy Mayoress Yvonne Thompson, Festival chairman Ft Alan Davies and Downham Mayor Frank Daymond.

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall
Festival Art Exhibition with Downham Art Circle members, LtoR, Sally McUrich and Judith Mazur

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall Festival Art Exhibition with Downham Art Circle members, LtoR, Sally McUrich and Judith Mazur

Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall

Jessica Pyle, Clarissa Pyle,

Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall Jessica Pyle, Clarissa Pyle,

Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall


Mark Remmington and Skylar English

Downham Festival Baby Show at the Town Hall Mark Remmington and Skylar English

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall
Coffee Morning and Festival Cake Cutting

Downham Market Festival Event at the Town Hall Coffee Morning and Festival Cake Cutting

Downham Festival Mayor's Coffee Morning at Downham Heritage Centre - From left, Denise Whitley serves the coffee to Downham Mayor Frank Daymond.

Downham Festival Mayor's Coffee Morning at Downham Heritage Centre - From left, Denise Whitley serves the coffee to Downham Mayor Frank Daymond.