Fete boosts Castle Acre playing field improvement drive

CASTLE ACRE FETE
Held by mum, Carly, Elliot Chamberlain gives shire horse, Jack, a friendly kiss ANL-161207-165321001

CASTLE ACRE FETE Held by mum, Carly, Elliot Chamberlain gives shire horse, Jack, a friendly kiss ANL-161207-165321001

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Organisers of Castle Acre’s annual fete rated the event a big success after an estimated £2,000 was raised during Sunday’s festivities.

The event, held on the playing field, offered a host of attractions including Morris dancing, donkey rides, the chance to meet an award-winning shire horse, a Punch and Judy show and a classic car display.

CASTLE ACRE FETE
Kelsey Murray (left) and Robin Payne enjoy a ride on two Scratby dockeys ANL-161207-165310001

CASTLE ACRE FETE Kelsey Murray (left) and Robin Payne enjoy a ride on two Scratby dockeys ANL-161207-165310001

Other highlights included a wide range of traditional side-shows, plus stalls manned by local businesses who had turned out in force to support the venture.

There was also the chance to sample some real ales, while listening to acoustic music provided by the Albanian Washing Machine Company and Daisy’s Cat.

The event was held to raise funds for the village’s playing field.

And Charlie Williams, chairman of the fete’s organisers, said they were “desperate” to improve facilities on the site.

With villagers turning out in force to support them, she said: “It’s been a wonderful success. Thanks to everyone for supporting us.”

Miss Williams added that a further fundraising event is being planned to take place before the end of the year.