Council leader is given a good soaking at Soham

St Andrew's fete Soham

St Andrew's fete Soham - Credit: Archant

A good soaking was given to the leader of East Cambs District Council when he was put in the stocks for an annual summer fete.

St Andrew's fete Soham

St Andrew's fete Soham - Credit: Archant

Councillor James Palmer was a good sport when he was given the traditional entertainment treatment for the two hour duration of St Andrew’s Church fete in Soham.

The event raised around £500 which will go towards church funds.

His wife Alison, who is one of the organisers of the event, said: “He stayed in the stocks for the full two hours and was a very good sport. It was lovely warn day which helped.

“For us as a church not only is it a good way to raise funds but it’s as much about having lots of people coming into the church yard who don’t normally visit the church.


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“It’s lovely to see people popping in with their shopping and enjoying some traditional entertainment and fun while also raising a fantastic amount.”

Among the list of attractions were trips up the church tower to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area, a coconut shy, plant stalls, a tombola and crafts.

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