VIDEO: Thousands enjoy King’s Lynn Lions family fun day

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Thousands were revved up at the Walks on Sunday as some spectacular two-wheeled action formed the centrepiece of the King’s Lynn Lions’ annual family fun day.

The event, now in its 18th year, has become one of the most popular on the town’s calendar over the years.

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Kings Lynn Lions fun day Kalea Melville-King 7 ANL-161206-184755009

And one of its main highlights this year was a display by the Imps Motorcycle Display Team, which featured riders as young as five performing a variety of tricks.

But Lions club president Paul Southerton said a different form of horsepower had also helped to attract the crowds.

He said: “There’s been a lot of interest in the police this year.

“They only arranged to come about three or four weeks ago and they brought a couple of police horses, which has generated a lot of interest.

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Kings Lynn Lions fun day Louie Wagg 5 ANL-161206-184822009

“We’re looking to do that again at one of our other events later in the year.”

Traditionally held on the first Sunday in June, the Lions delayed the fun day by a week this year.

Mr Southerton said the move followed a request from West Norfolk Council officials for it to coincide with celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

But he felt that the crowds had held up well despite the the large number of other attractions around the area and the showers which threatened to dampen the spirits.

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Kings Lynn Lions fun day ANL-161206-184811009

He said: “It’s gone really well from our point of view. I’m pleased with this.”

Several charities and community groups held stands to raise funds for, and awareness of, their individual activities during the day.

Entertainment on offer also included a falconry display, a demonstration by the Kuk Sool Won martial arts club, children’s theatre shows plus a range of funfair rides and games.

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