Wicken fete success

PUBLISHED: 14:28 23 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

Local produce was on sale

Local produce was on sale

MORE than £3000 pounds was raised for the local community at Wicken Fete. Fears of bad weather proved unfounded as around 2000 people visited the various attractions on offer throughout the day. Event organiser and committee chairman Nicky Humbles said:

Enjoying the day

MORE than £3000 pounds was raised for the local community at Wicken Fete.

Fears of bad weather proved unfounded as around 2000 people visited the various attractions on offer throughout the day.

Event organiser and committee chairman Nicky Humbles said: "We were anticipating bad weather but we got lucky really. It was a great day for everyone."

One of the main attractions at the fete was the 120ft climbing wall, entertaining adults and children alike throughout the day. Climbers were also given the challenge of scaling the wall enough times to recreate the labours of climbing Ben Nevis.

The weather wasn't too bad...

"Unfortunately nobody managed to climb the wall 50 times, which would have been the same height as Ben Nevis, but some people did attempt it several times," said Mr Humbles.

The annual event also included a dog show ,which attracted canine-enthusiasts from all round the region.

Local curate Eddie Green was locked up in the stocks and pelted with wet sponges, and there were also performances from a brass band and majorettes.

During the parade, which took place later in the day, the original one-man flying machine from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice was on display to the visitors of the fete.

Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who flew the machine in the film also opened the fete and answered questions about the one-man autogyro.

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