Gallery: Great support for Grundisburgh village show

THERE was a fantastic turnout at a fete in one Suffolk village, which saw up to 2,000 visitors pass through.

Grundisburgh Village Show, held on the village’s playing fields on Saturday, boasted more than 900 entries in its various classes, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, sloe gin, chutney and baking, as well as best limerick and a photography competition.

And the event, organised by Grundisburgh, Burgh and Culpho Horticultural Society, also involved a performance from the local primary school choir, stalls manned by a host of village societies, and a car boot sale.

Committee secretary Nicola Hobbs, of The Green, said: “We had more entries, more stalls, more people in the car boot sale and more visitors than in previous years.

“Quite a lot of shows are finding they are not getting as many entrants, but ours was up by about a quarter on last year.

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“It has widened way out beyond the traditional fruit and vegetables, so there really is something for everyone.

“It was very well attended and we were delighted. We had lots of people saying what a lovely day it had been and it was a very happy atmosphere.”

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The best in show cup went to Libby Cooper from Little Thatch Bed and Breakfast in Culpho for her three globe artichokes, while other highlights of the day included resident David Walford retaining his trophy in the men-only Victoria Sandwich competition.

The proceeds from the fete will be divided between East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and a special project to fund toolkits for Otley College.

And the residents of Grundisburgh were also treated to a craft fair at the playing fields on Sunday, featuring a range of local craftspeople selling handmade products and offering demonstrations of spinning, pottery and silver engraving.

Patchwork quilt maker Julia Bentley, of Stoney Road, who organised the event after finding few places to sell her creations locally, said: “It’s been a huge success that we hope to repeat next year. So many people stopped to say it was a fantastic event.”

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