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Christmas Fair brings in the crowds

PUBLISHED: 13:30 13 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

CROWDS came out in force to join in the festive fun at the Cliff Lane Christmas Fair in Ipswich.

The road was packed with people embracing the season of good will and the road was even closed off to make sure the evening went smoothly.

CROWDS came out in force to join in the festive fun at the Cliff Lane Christmas Fair in Ipswich.

The road was packed with people embracing the season of good will and the road was even closed off to make sure the evening went smoothly.

There was a real party atmosphere with stalls and rides and even a dance troop to keep everyone entertained.

Simon Cudworth, is treasurer on the committee, which organises the fair, and he said the event is a real community occasion.

"The Cliff Lane Fair has been running for five and a half years. We do one in summer and one now at Christmas. At first we did it to raise awareness for the shops in the area and put Cliff Lane on the map and it has become a very popular event. It is really well supported and all the money raised goes to charity," he said.

Paul Finnerty was at the fair running a stall for the Ipswich Blind Society, he said: "We have been here for four years, it is a great local community event and we always raise money for the charity. People seem to thoroughly enjoy it."

This sentiment was echoed by the crowds who agreed that this was an important local event.

"It is a time when people can really focus on where they live and what it means to them. It is a fun night and well attended and something very important to us all," said one Cliff Lane resident.

All money raised goes to charity and this year will be shared between the Evening Star Appeal and The Salvation Army.


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