Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

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

10:13 26 May 2014

The Whitsun Fayre takes place around Bury

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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Floods block Holywells Road, Ipswich

Heavy rain and flooding has caused delays on the road and rail networks across Suffolk this morning, after more than a months worth of rain falls in four hours.

The Suffolk Show of 2014 is remembered for the visit of Prince Harry, not the rain on the day before the show.

Paul Geater has been a regular visitor to the Suffolk Show over many decades – and will be back there again as part of our coverage on both days of the event. He has no worries about the weather this year, despite Tuesday’s rain.

Aldeburgh. Photo: Mike Page Aerial

A Suffolk seaside town has been named one of the most expensive in the country.

Suffolk Show

Motorists are being reminded to allow extra time for their journeys tomorrow and Wednesday as the Suffolk Show 2016 gets underway at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

Fly-tippers can now expect to receive fixed penalty notices.

Councils across Suffolk are to take action against illegal fly-tippers after being given the power to issue fixed penalty notice fines for offenders.

Ch Insp Russ Cole, Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, TENNAC director Mark Platt and Sgt Alex Southgate

Busy tourist areas on the north Essex coast will have an extra 25 police officers over the summer months in a joint bid to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.

Hospital Radio Colchester Fun Day in Lower Castle Park, Colchester.

Crowds turned out in force yesterday for Hospital Radio Colchester’s annual fun day.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24