Children from Hunstanton Infant School opened the afternoon’s activities at the annual Blossom Day celebrations at the town’s Henry Le Strange Community Orchard on Saturday with a display of country dancing.
The five to seven year old dancers performed traditional favourites as an enthusiastic crowd looked on.
Having practiced the dances at school over the past few weeks the children started with the Tyneside tune Blaydon Races then went on to a traditional Norfolk folk dance, the Galopede, and completed the set with an Italian dance, La Vinca.
A walk with ‘magic bubbles’ to help the hundred and one trees in the orchard grow strong and healthy led by the Rig-A-Jig-Jig duo was next and that was followed by clowning and a Punch and Judy Show and a performance from the John Giller Drama and Theatre Company.
Community groups and organisations had stalls around the Community Centre field and delicious cakes, scones and campfire doughnuts were on sale from the Brownies, Cubs and Scouts.
Hunstanton Football Club had a skills and goal scoring competition and younger children bounced on the popular bouncy castle.
Representing the gardening and nature sector were the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Allotments Association, the Gardeners Association and Britain in Bloom stalls and the Hunstanton Concert Band provided a wide selection of music for the afternoon.
Hunstanton Town Council’s stall was manned by Andrew Murray, David Jones and Terry Ashworth who encouraged residents to participate in the compilation of the Neighbourhood plan.