Second World War fly-past adds to excitement of Sutton Bridge fun day

Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Gednmey LIVES prize envelopes Richard Toll, Simon Booth and Natalie Harris ANL-150524-234950001
Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Gednmey LIVES prize envelopes Richard Toll, Simon Booth and Natalie Harris ANL-150524-234950001
0
Have your say

Spectacular displays from the VE Day anniversary airshow were seen by families at a fun day in Sutton Bridge.

Grand celebrations at the Curlew Centre marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day, with an exhibition of memories and keepsakes from World War II, as well as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, including Spitfires and a Dakota bomber.

Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Natasha Darnell-Hodgett chases giant bubble ANL-150524-234912001

Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Natasha Darnell-Hodgett chases giant bubble ANL-150524-234912001

However, engine problems grounded a Lancaster.

The celebrations coincided with an annual family fun day at the Memorial Park where many families attended and approximately £600 to £700 was raised to go towards the Curlew Centre’s funds.

The vast attractions included a rodeo, gladiator, archery demonstrations and a crazy golf course, confirming organisers’ promise of there being something for everyone.

A bar and barbecue offered refreshments, with sweet stalls to sell treats to the youngsters.

Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Jim Sanders coaches Libbie Coleman ANL-150524-234845001

Curlew Centre Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge family fun day 'Jim Sanders coaches Libbie Coleman ANL-150524-234845001

Organiser Alan Barber said: “The day was brilliant and we’re very much looking forward to next year. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and the day was a huge success.”

Another World War II exhibition, organised by Long Sutton and District Civic Society, is due to take place in Gedney Dawsmere at the end of June.