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The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach
Toby Hollin-Hill (8) ANL-160508-075000009
The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach Toby Hollin-Hill (8) ANL-160508-075000009
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Hopeful kings and queens of the annual RNLI sandcastle building competition pitted their talents against each other in Old Hunstanton on Thursday.

A highlight of the town’s social summer calendar, the event always proves popular with holidaymakers and locals as children, parents and grandparents alike get busy building their sandy creations.

The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach
Winners 2-7 yrs, LtoR, Henry Fleming (5), May Fleming (4) ANL-160508-074651009

The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach Winners 2-7 yrs, LtoR, Henry Fleming (5), May Fleming (4) ANL-160508-074651009

Held every August, this year’s event attracted around 80 competitors, each getting 45 minutes to create their masterpiece. One boy even brought along a paper plan of what he hoped to build.

RNLI mascot Stormy Stan has a tricky decision on his hands when it came to choosing the winners with entries for this year’s event including lifeboats, castles, volcanoes and even octopuses.

Mae Fleming, four, and Henry Flemin, five, was the winner for the aged 2-7 category, she had come from London to visit family in the area.

Winning the middle category for those aged up to 12, Freya, 11, and Keira Herring, seven, from Romford, were also visiting relations.

The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach
Albie Quinn (2) ANL-160508-074816009

The Annual RNLI Sandcastle building competition being held on Old Hunstanton beach Albie Quinn (2) ANL-160508-074816009

10-years-old Jack Joyce and his sister, Grace Brown, 12, from Leicester won the over 12’s category, the pair were holidaying with relatives in Stanhoe.

Organised to raise awareness of the work of the RNLI, winners received vouchers for the RNLI shop.

Two other pics attached - the girl on her own is Matilda Davis, 6