PICTURES: Sidbury Fair 2015

Runners sprint off the line at the start of the Sidbury Fair Fun Run on Sunday morning. Ref shs 0513

Runners sprint off the line at the start of the Sidbury Fair Fun Run on Sunday morning. Ref shs 0513-38-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Organisers of Sidbury’s historic fair week have thanked everyone who helped make this year’s event a success.

The eight-day event drew in the crowds, despite a bad weather forecast for part of the week.

The traditional fair saw the village decorated in bunting and invaded by colourful, hay-stuffed figures in the scarecrow competition on Saturday (September 12).

A fun run, now in its 17th year, took place on Sunday (September 13) and included a walking route for participants who wanted to tackle the course at a more leisurely pace.

Youngsters gathered in Church Street on Tuesday (September 15) for the annual throwing of the hot pennies.

And the fair day proper on Wednesday (September 16) featured a range of street stalls offering a range of local produce and crafts.

Fair secretary Sue Gooding said: “We had a good attendance, despite the weather forecast.

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“The village has been a hive of activity during the week and a lot of residents have entered into the spirit of the fair and supported the competitions and events.

“The fun run had a really good turn-out for all categories and participants really enjoyed the new course this year.

“It’s nice to see people across the community supporting this historic event.

“The nice part of Sidbury Fair is it brings everybody in the community out.”

Sue gave special mention to Lyn Woods, who went to the effort of knitting a number of smaller scarecrows, while residents at her workplace, Abbey Field Court, made strings of woolly bunting.

Also during the fair week, the Rogers Cup, which is given to a resident for outstanding voluntary services to the community, was presented to Sir John Cave.