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Diamond Jubilee celebrations on the green at Gressenhall. Taking part in the soap box derby were (from left) Kevin Daniells with his son Elliott, Roger Day with his son Jack and Simon Carrol with his daughter Mollie. Picture: Ian Burt
By SOPHIE WYLLIE
Sunday, June 3, 2012
A soap box derby, scarecrow competition and vintage vehicles were just some of the attractions at the Gressenhall jubilee celebrations.
The traditional fair on the village green took place yesterday and was enjoyed by hundreds of people.
There were 25 entries in the scarecrow competition, which included a large horse and a royal guard.
Avril Houseago, 63, from Gressenhall, said: “It is wonderful. Gressenhall is a village that really comes together. It is really good for a small village.”
Each year a traditional fair is put on for the community, but this was the first year a soap box derby was held.
“The idea was to get dads and lads together. Hopefully it will be the first of many,” said event organiser Kevin Daniels.
Children’s races, a Punch and Judy show and games including a coconut shy were also put on for the community.
The event was paid for by East Bilney Coachworks.