Council leader is given a good soaking at Soham
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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.
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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