Ufford gears up for big day

WORKING steam traction engines, agricultural bygones, classic vehicles, and more than 20 arts and craft stalls are expected at a fundraising event at Ufford this weekend.

WORKING steam traction engines, agricultural bygones, classic vehicles, and more than 20 arts and craft stalls are expected at a fundraising event at Ufford this weekend.

The Bygones and Fun Day takes place at Crown Farm, Crown Fields, Ufford, tomorrow from 10am to 5pm and proceeds will go to the St Elizabeth Hospice.

New attractions for this year's event will include live musical performances by D'jansa, a West African Drum rhythm, Andy Heasman of the Caution Horses and the highly-acclaimed Back Porch Band.

Others include the opportunity to drive a crazy mini - which goes in the opposite direction to normal steering - through an obstacle course, and the chance to have a go at archery with the Framlingham Bowman.

Children's entertainment includes a driving school, bouncy castle, giant slide and fair ground rides, and games of skill and fun.

Among the competition prizes is a top of the range Dyson vacuum cleaner. A barbecue, ploughman's lunches, hog roast, and hot and cold refreshments will be available all day.

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“Over 1,000 people are expected and this will be our fifth year raising funds for the St Elizabeth Hospice,” said event organiser Patrick Otter.

“The whole event has been co-ordinated entirely from voluntary support and this year we have even more planned for the whole family to enjoy. We are really grateful for the continued support from many local companies and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for what we believe is the start of summer this Sunday.”

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