Gallery: Sixth annual Peasenhall Pea Festival proves popular

Peasenhall Pea Festivall. The villages annual event including the World Pea Podding Championships an

Peasenhall Pea Festivall. The villages annual event including the World Pea Podding Championships and Suffolks only Pea Shooting contest. Serving pea cake is Anthea Bell. - Credit: Archant

It may be one of the less celebrated of vegetables, but yesterday crowds of people headed to a Suffolk village to pay tribute to the humble pea.

The ever-popular Peasenhall Pea Festival featured a host of pea-themed activities and competitions and many visitors to the village chose to embrace the green dress code, some in spectacular fashion.

Whether it was those lining up to take part in the World Pea Podding Championship or try their luck at claiming the National Pea Throwing title, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

There was a chance for people to try their hand at the pea eating competition – using chopsticks – or take part in Suffolk’s only pea shooting contest.

The event featured a pea parade that started in The Causeway and ended at the Assembly Hall, where the festivities took place.


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Sally Tompkins, one of the organisers, said it had been the most successful Pea Festival ever.

“It was amazing,” she said.

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“There was a huge turnout of very enthusiastic people and stalls run by fantastic volunteers.”

Proceeds from the day will go to St Elizabeth Hospice.

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