News update- 26th August 2012
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's barrel fair one of the most successful ever!
The quiz in the White Horse was as popular as always, with rumours that the questions were a little easier than usual. It was won by our local team of music buffs, including Karl, Nick, Bob, etc, who managed an extremely impressive points score.
On Saturday, the entertainment started with a children's disco organised by Damian. Lots of sweeties were enjoyed by all of the enthusiastic dancers! Buckshee then took to the stage and gave a great performance, which encompassed a wide variety of musical styles. We then had a local talent show that included Mick, Craig, Debbie, Dr JJ and Archie Cook. The evening finished with another fantastic set from Buckshee and the drawing of the 50/50 raffle- our lucky winner took home a prize of £420!
The actual fair itself was opened on Sunday by local actress Freda Dowie, who very kindly judged the fancy dress competition and gave out the prizes. The first race of the day was the annual Docwra-Holmes race between the two pubs of the village. It was won this year by The White Horse, which now edges them into a narrow three-two lead over The Crown (with one tie).
The races continued throughout the afternoon and the eventual winners were:
Westleton Mens- Chris Spall
Westleton Ladies- Karen Alexander
Allcomers Mens- Toby Ivans
Allcomers Ladies- Liz Gurney
During the day there was entertainment from Doc and Jilly, the Random Blues Company and the Ipswich Royal Hospital Band. There was also Punch and Judy, as well as morris dancing displays.
All of the money raised will be spent on improving the village. The whole day was a massive success and we would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way. If you would like to help out next year, please call Arlette on 01728648378.
Next year's event will take place on Sunday 18th August 2013.
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