A feast of fun planned for Stretham’s annual extravanganza

Stretham Feast Farmers Market, (l-r) Sue Mozejko, Carla Penny and Becky Gotobed with their crafts

Stretham Feast Farmers Market, (l-r) Sue Mozejko, Carla Penny and Becky Gotobed with their crafts - Credit: Archant

A PACKED weekend of fun and festivities is planned for this year’s Stretham Feast.

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Stretham Feast Celebrations.4116...local author Jean Adamson opens the celebrations.9542...Lilly (8) from newmarket with her dog Boomy.4555...Alanna (3) with her dog Tilly.7224...Ellie (6) from little thetford.5250...Jordan with Guess The Teddy Bear - Credit: Archant

Taking place from Friday to Sunday, May 17-19, the feast celebrations will see a whole host of entertainment and activity from a Stretham’s Got Talent competition, right through to a parade.

The weekend will begin with a barbecue, picnic and talent contest on the village recreation ground on Friday and end with a grand prize draw and farmer’s market on Sunday.

In between, there will be a concert, parade, competitions, dog show, fun fair, arts and crafts, Ceilidh, church service and much more.

The feast was started in 1877 in order to raise funds for Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, which, before the advent of the NHS, was dependant on voluntary contributions.

The money raised at this year’s feats will go to Hazel Court - the village’s sheltered housing scheme for the elderly.

Stretham parish councillor Janet Parish, chair of the feast committee said “Every year we encourage those who have moved away from the village or have family here to come back for the feast, they do and it’s great to see them.

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“To put on the feast is a real team effort with representatives from many village organisations and members of the community all mucking in, that’s why the Feast is such a great success every year.”

The feast committee is a subcommittee of Stretham Parish Council, for more information visit the parish council’s website: strethampc.org.uk or The Stretham Feast Facebook page.

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