Majorettes come to town

GALLERY & VIDEO Dozens of girls strutted their stuff in the sunshine as Felixstowe hosted an annual majorette tattoo.

DOZENS of girls strutted their stuff in the sunshine as Felixstowe hosted an annual majorette tattoo.

Eight troupes from towns including Ipswich, Hadleigh, Colchester, Felixstowe and Woodbridge took part in the event at Langer Park.

The range of performances in the different categories by the girls attracted crowds throughout the day to watch the baton twirling, pom pom and marching displays.

There were big cheers from supporters of the troupes and plenty of smiles on the girls faces as they enjoyed performing in perfect weather.

The day was hosted by Felixstowe Technotronics majorettes and their press officer Russell Hampshire said it had been an excellent day.

“It went really well. We had a lot of people through the park during the day enjoying the excellent performances and the weather was great - the only short shower we had was thankfully after all the performances had finished,” he said.

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“We would like to thank all the businesses from Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Hadleigh who donated towards the event and gave prizes for the raffle.”

One of the cups up for grabs was Georgina's Trophy - in memory of Felixstowe mum-of-three Georgina Cummings who died in 2005 from leukaemia at the age of 25.

She had been a keen majorette and was well known in the troupes.

The cup was won by the Gold and White Militaires from Ipswich.

Give us your views on the majorette tattoo and all the other summer events around the county - write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail

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