Gallery: Popular Long Melford village street fair attracts a crowd of 10,000

A packed Hall Street in Long Melford on Sunday evening for the popular street fair.

A packed Hall Street in Long Melford on Sunday evening for the popular street fair. - Credit: Andy Abbott

A street fair in a picturesque west Suffolk village has had its biggest ever turnout.

The event in Long Melford yesterday brought in an estimated 10,000 people, said councillor John Nunn, chairman of the street fair committee. As well as live music, other attractions included female Morris dancers, fairground rounds, stationary engines and shopping.

Mr Nunn said the street fair had been “terrific” and the “biggest one yet”.

“It’s a really excellent day and basically the weather has been terrific,” he said.

“I think everybody is very impressed.”


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The live musical entertainment included rock band Route 66, the Sudbury Rock Choir and the Ipswich-based Samboomba Band.

Any profits from the event, which was opened by Lord of the Manor of Long Melford Sir Richard Hyde Parker and his wife Lady Jean Hyde Parker, will go to local good causes.

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