Marvellous weather brings out the crowds for Ottery’s Pixie Day

PUBLISHED: 17:24 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:49 26 June 2018

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Ottery’s pesky pixies were once again kept at bay as the town celebrated its legendary tradition at the weekend.

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Crowds packed into Ottery on Saturday for Pixie Day, which once again saw youngsters scream, stamp and scamper through the streets to recreate the tale which has been around for nearly 400 years.

Before the main event, there was a family fun day in the Land of Canaan, with live demonstrations, stalls and a pet show with something to do for all ages. In the evening, there was music by Oakhart.

The weather was so good that organisers ran out of burgers before the evening’s entertainment – a first for the event.

Richard Coley, chairman of the Pixie Day committee, said: “The weather was marvellous and we had a big crowd in the afternoon.

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“We are very sorry we ran out of burgers as they sold out in the afternoon. It does show how well it went as we have never sold out during the afternoon.”

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