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Pictures: Thousands flock to Eastbrookend Country Fair

PUBLISHED: 12:31 09 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2015

Eastbrookend Country Fair

Eastbrookend Country Fair

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About 6,000 people enjoyed the sun-kissed fun at Eastbrookend Country Fair on Sunday – twice as many visitors as last year.

Coinciding with the borough’s 50th anniversary and the park’s 20th birthday, families and residents of all ages enjoyed a whole host of outdoor activities that included llama racing, a sheep steeplechase and a stunning aerial birds of prey display.

Organised by the park’s six rangers, the free day out also boasted reptile handling, pony rides, dog shows and a side-splitting Punch and Judy show.

Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell said: “I’m absolutely blown away by the popularity of the Eastbrookend Country Fair this year, we had approximately double the number of people from last year, and it’s clear the event is going from strength to strength.

“Even though it was much busier than expected and a very hot day it was clear to see that everyone was enjoying themselves, and it was nice to see such strong community spirit.

Leader of the council Cllr Darren Rodwell jumps for joy after announcing to the crowds that the Queen is to visit the borough in JulyLeader of the council Cllr Darren Rodwell jumps for joy after announcing to the crowds that the Queen is to visit the borough in July

“I hope the remaining 50th anniversary events are blessed with such good weather and that local residents continue to enjoy the celebrations.”


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