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VISITORS were spoilt for choice at this year’s Whaplode Drove Village and Country Fair on Sunday.

About 1,500 people enjoyed a day of live music, craft demonstrations, classic vehicle displays and even a bat and bee exhibition.

Marcus Whitwell of Bourne makes the winning catch in this year's World Jelly Throwing Championships.

Marcus Whitwell of Bourne makes the winning catch in this year's World Jelly Throwing Championships.

But the highlight of the event was the second World Jelly Throwing Championship which attracted teams of youngsters and adults.

Competitors were challenged to throw a real jelly to their teammates from a set distance, with the team that catches the most jellies being awarded the World Jelly Throwing Championship Cup.

The junior competition was won by brothers George (5) and William Bond (10), from London, while the senior competition was won by Marcus Whitwell and Grace Scotney, from Bourne.

Village fair organiser Alan Pell said: “We were very pleased with the event, considering the wet weather we had, and it was a great day.

Youngsters competing in the junior World Jelly Throwing Championship.

Youngsters competing in the junior World Jelly Throwing Championship.

“There was a great atmosphere and we had visitors from Boston, King’s Lynn, Peterborough and even a couple from the south coast of England.”

Other attractions included music from Swineshead Silver Band, Tandem Folk Group, Jet Skiffle Band from Holbeach and a community choir made up of Whaplode Drove residents.

There was also a miniature steam engine display, woodturning demnstration, Victorian swing boats exhibition and a collection of old prams.

Mr Pell said: “We had a music tent where the bands played which was very good and created a good atmosphere.

“People also liked the fact that there was so much to see, including a record number of vintage cars, lots of trade stands, a birdman from the RSPB and an observation hive for bees.”

The fair was held for the first time last year to raise funds for the Elizabethan Centre and organisers hope to match the £3,000 total raised in 2011.