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Stoke Ferry fun day




Alpacas and giant tortoises will be among the more unusual attractions lined up for a family fun day at Stoke Ferry on Sunday.

It is being organised by the Save the Blue Bell Crew and is their seventh community event in nine months.

Just like the earlier ones, proceeds will go to the ongoing campaign to buy and renovate the village's remaining pub which closed in 2018.

Residents of Stoke Ferry in the church grounds to try and get support to reopen the village’s last pub, the Blue Bell,. (47546450)
Residents of Stoke Ferry in the church grounds to try and get support to reopen the village’s last pub, the Blue Bell,. (47546450)

Since then villagers have been fundraising and organising events, even during the pandemic, and have support from many people, including Stephen Fry, for their share offer to clinch a sale.

There was a setback in February when a mains water pipe burst in the roof but they are now close to exchanging contracts.

Sunday's covid-compliant event will take place in the grounds of All Saints Church from 10.30am to 3pm and will include games, raffles, friendly giant tortoises, alpacas, demonstrations of flint napping and green wood turning, a selection of stalls, live music, refreshments and beers. as well as delicious locally baked Bobbin’s Cakes, and beers.

Elaine Ford, community event co-ordinator, “As the day of the pub’s purchase draws nearer, the Blue Bell campaign team are excited to be organising this, our seventh amazing community fun event. And our thanks go to all those who have made the event possible including Birdhouse Brewery, Bobbins Bakes, Bonnett’s Hardware, Buttercup Books, Flames Take-Away, Heacham Manor, Kit and Kate Hesketh-Harvey, No Mean Feet, Stoke Ferry District History Group, Stoke Ferry Hand Car Wash, and The Plunkett Foundation.”



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