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Bury St Edmunds: Whitsun fayre ‘beach’ proves popular with visitors

PUBLISHED: 10:13 26 May 2014

The Whitsun Fayre takes place around Bury's Town Centre.

The Whitsun Fayre takes place around Bury's Town Centre.

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Beach lovers in west Suffolk have enjoyed a day on the sand without having to journey to the coast.

Visitors to the Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre got a chance to relax in deckchairs, build sandcastles and enjoy a stick of seaside rock at an impromptu beach set up in The Traverse.

Money raised from the sale of rock, supplied by OurBuryStEdmunds, will go to the charity Walking with the Wounded.

OurBuryStEdmunds, which delivers the Business Improvement District (BID), is at the forefront of many of the town centre’s free events and the Whitsun Fayre is no exception.

The group’s chief executive, Mark Cordell said the changeable weather had failed to deter visitors to the first day of the event, which also continues today.

He added: “Today has been extremely busy and all of the businesses here have been very happy with the extra customers who have come in to the town as a result.”

Apart from the “Costa del Bury”, the mini farm at the top of Abbeygate Street proved as popular as ever. Youngsters had a chance to get up close to farm animals such as goats, rabbits and pigs.

Live science experiments in the Arc shopping centre also proved a hit with young visitors.

Other attractions included a farmers’ market on Angel Hill and a charity arts and crafts market in Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre.

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One of the best-known further education colleges in Suffolk has vowed to improve after getting a damning report from Ofsted inspectors.

Family of a seven-year-old Ipswich boy, who died after equipment monitoring his breathing was turned off for almost three hours at a private London hospital, are preparing to take legal action.

The family of a seven-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in urgent need of a stem cell transplant is calling for as many people as possible to join the register.

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