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Gosberton summer fair a sunny success - photo gallery

Sunny weather helped draw the crowds to Gosberton annual fair.

Many weekend events suffered from Saturday's downpour, but the sun shone on Sunday.

Organised by the Gosberton and district Community Action Team (GCAT), the fair featured around 27 stalls, including a craft and food aisle, along with vintage cars and Boston Classic Car Club.

Emma Walters, of the organising committee of GCAT, said it was estimated that between 300 and 400 people attended the event.

She added: "That's not bad at all for a little village. We were certainly blessed with the weather. It went really, really well.

"We made some profit this year - we managed to break even the last couple of years - so we'll be able to put some money back into the community."

The fire engine from Donington was a popular attraction.
The fire engine from Donington was a popular attraction.

There was also a vintage singer, a crew from Donington Fire Station and officers from Lincolnshire Police and emergency services LIVES.

Other attractions included an egg and spoon and sack race, face painting, a Pimms bar, bouncy castle and children's games.

Gosberton Academy had a stall at the event to raise awareness and funds for the school, which was organised by the school's PTFA. Visitors were able to pay to paint plaster moulds at the stall, which was staffed by PTFA volunteers and children in their uniforms.

Chairman of the PTFA Sarah Palmer said: "We certainly got the best of the weather at the weekend. We did really well."

The WI judged the villages very own 'bake-off' with a competition for the best batch of scones.

Money raised from the event goes to support good causes in and around the village, including Gosberton Clough and Quadring.

Organisers were hoping to raise money for the regeneration of Gosberton Playing Field - with ideas suggested including a sensory garden, paths, jogging and cycling tracks, fitness equipment and a football pitch.

There will also be a donation to the village church to help after thieves stole lead from the roof.

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