Dog show always a big draw at village events

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Families turned out in force for a day of traditional fun as one of Suffolk’s fastest growing communities staged its annual fete.

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Bouncy castles, mini bus rides, entertainment and a dog show were among the attractions at Martlesham – with something to amuse all ages.

Dog shows are always a big draw and a favourite not just with dog owners.

The Martlesham one back in 1982 saw a range of different breeds enter the classes – and a stiff task for the judges to pick the winners.

Among the entertainment were performances from the Cornard and Sudbury Majorettes. Marching bands and majorettes were enjoying a resurgence in the early 1980s but the west Suffolk group is one of the county’s oldest, having formed in 1975.

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT

Fun on the bouncy castle at Martlesham Fete and Dog Show in 1982 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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