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Castle Rising celebrates 400 years of history at village fete

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Around 1,000 visitors headed to Castle Rising on Saturday for a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Trinity Hospital at the annual village fete and fun day.

The hugely successful event raised far more than the £3,000 target for St Lawrence’s Church and the War Memorial.

Kevin Elfleet, of the Castle Rising History Group, said: “We were very lucky with the weather and it was a very successful event. It was a great challenge for the history group to take over the hospital for the fundraiser.

“We raised over £500 from teas and coffees alone. So many people came because the ladies are still continuing in this tradition and it is something that is quite unique in this area. Everybody who went round the hospital building said how peaceful and calm it was.”

 

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