Framlingham: Hundreds flock to Framlingham Gala for town’s traditional summer celebration

Crowds turned out in the sun for the annual Framlingham Gala

Crowds turned out in the sun for the annual Framlingham Gala - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people made the most of the bank holiday sunshine by flocking to a traditional Suffolk summer celebration.

The Framlingham Gala, which has been running in the town since 1887, took place on Sunday and yesterday with the theme of It’s a Wild Life.

A gala procession, featuring princesses Taryn Edwards, Karis Edwards and Beth Moodie, was led by the City of Norwich Pipe Band and the Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums through Framlingham yesterday. St Michael’s Rooms hosted a craft fair on both days, while Stocks Fun Fair was staged on the Castle Meadow throughout the weekend.

A car boot sale also took place on the sports field in Badingham Road on Gala Monday.

Sid Vice, chairman of the Framlingham Gala, hailed the success of another historic parade as blanket blue skies drew large crowds to the town’s traditional summer celebration.

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“It was an excellent day,” Mr Vice said. “It was a very pretty parade and everything else – like the car boot sale and the crafts fair – went very well as well.

“This year’s theme was It’s a Wild Life and that went very well.

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“The weather was very nice too and everyone enjoyed themselves in the sunshine which helped make the day even better.

“It is always a great day out for families.”

Proceeds from Framlingham Gala will go towards maintaining and improving the facilities at Framlingham Sports Club at its Badingham Road premises.

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