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Sunday, July 15, 2012
A Norwich park which is more than 100 years old came to life today as families enjoyed all the fun of the fair.
Sewell Park, which is situated between St Clement’s Hill and Constitution Hill, welcomed hundreds of visitors for its fourth summer fair event.
The Sewell Park Fair, which did not take place last year, returned after the event’s eight person committee secured £3,000 in grant cash.
The year off meant visitors were eager to welcome back the event which had more than 20 stalls including a falconry display and Punch and Judy.
The Dereham Brass Band was also at the fair to entertain visitors between 3pm to 5pm.
Julie Brociek-Coulton, a city councillor for Sewell ward and a member of the Friends of Sewell Park committee, said she was delighted with the turn out.
She said: “We were really pleased with all the different people that turned up - all the different stalls - it was really well attended.
“I think people really enjoyed the three years we did it and a lot of people were asking if we were going to do another one. The good thing is all the proceeds go back into the park.”
Ian Francis, 34, from Woodcock Road, was at the fair with his wife Alice, 36, and children Reuben, five, and Ellery, two. He said: “This is the first time we’ve been. It’s really good. It’s good bringing the community together.”
David Taylor, 31, from Coltishall, used to go to school at the former Blyth Jex school, now Sewell Park College, and took his five-year-old daughter Lucy along to experience the fun.
He said: “I came a couple of years ago. It’s well organised.”
Mark Whiting, 38, from Gertrude Road, Norwich, was at the fair with his fiancee Zoe, 37, and two of his children Katie, two, and Kieran, five. He said: “I think there’s more to do here this year. It’s very good.”