Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Sunshine helps draw in the crowds to Alder Carr Starwberry Fayre in Needham Market

PUBLISHED: 17:59 17 June 2017

There was a lot of fun to be had at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre in Needham Market. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

There was a lot of fun to be had at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre in Needham Market. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Richard Marsham - RMG Photography Tel - 07798 758711

More than 2,000 people are thought to have enjoyed festivities at Alder Carr farm in Needham Market today as it held its annual Strawberry Fayre.

One of the classic cars on display at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYOne of the classic cars on display at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Attractions included performances from the Stowmarket Boys Brigade band and displays by the Blodorn Englar Viking Reenactment group and the Haughley Hoofers, as well as a mobile zoo, bouncy castles, food and craft stalls and face painting.

The strawberry fayre gained its name as it is held in mid-June, when strawberries are at their ripest.

The annual event raises funds for a different charity each year, with the East Anglian Air Ambulance the 2017 beneficiary.

Speaking from the farm on Saturday afternoon, event organiser Annette Attwood said: “It’s fantastic. Everyone is having a really good time.

Fun for all the family in Needham Market as it hosts the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYFun for all the family in Needham Market as it hosts the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

“There’s lots of children and lots of people with their dogs.

“It’s bigger then last year. Last year was good and it was cold and we had rain.

“We’re very pleased and hopefully we can raise as much money as possible.

“It was my son who said ‘mum, you have known people who the air ambulance has come out to’, so we decided to support them.”

Sionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl at the Needham Market Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYSionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl at the Needham Market Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Last year the event, along with some other fundraising events, raised £2,300 for charity.

Live music performances entertain the crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre.
 Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYLive music performances entertain the crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Sionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl taken along by mobile zoo Zootastic. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYSionainn Morris, aged three, with an owl taken along by mobile zoo Zootastic. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

Crowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYCrowds at the Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

The Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band performs. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYThe Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band performs. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

A performance by the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYA performance by the Stowmarket Boys Brigade Centenery Band. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

More than 2,000 people are expected to have attended the 2017 Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHYMore than 2,000 people are expected to have attended the 2017 Alder Carr Strawberry Fayre. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM/RMG PHOTOGRAPHY

The independent body responsible for triple murderer David McGreavy’s release has insisted it will never free dangerous criminals until it is “convinced” it is safe to do so.

The number of people visiting Ipswich Cornhill has increased significantly since refurbishment work finished at the start of November, according to new measuring devices in the town centre.

New data has revealed a number of major faults at abattoirs and cutting plants across the county – highlighting serious issues with contamination, food safety and animal suffering.

From subtle Santa hats to tricky gingerbread men Ipswich nail technician Chelsea Scarlett has done them all.

Find out how long criminals of East Anglia will spend behind bars with our jailed round-up.

A group of Beavers based in Mendlesham have welcomed two new leaders after launching a desperate appeal to save their colony.

In the latest of our series in celebrating community heroes we spoke to The Wildlife Gadget Man, Jason Alexander about his work helping to fight plastic waste across the county.

Free iCards for Ipswich youngsters last summer cost £100,000 it has emerged, as latest figures have revealed the extent of take up.

Dogs, cats and rats feature in this weeks round-up. Do you have room in your home for one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24