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Attleborough Festival attracts thousands

PUBLISHED: 10:09 22 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:40 12 July 2010

Whether it was works of art, line dancing or vintage tractors that caught the eye, there was something for everyone at Attleborough's biennial festival this weekend.

Whether it was works of art, line dancing or vintage tractors that caught the eye,

there was something for everyone at Attleborough's biennial festival.

Intended as a showcase for the town, the weekend event, now in its second year, attracted thousands of people over the two days to enjoy a range of activities.

Karen Pettitt, a member of the organising committee, said they had been working since the start of the year to make sure the festival was a success.

"It was brilliant to see the number and the variety of people who attended over the two days.

"There was something for everyone," she added.

"We would like to thank

R J Bartram and Son, Rory J Holbrook, Aldercarr Hall, Rose of India, Attleborough Kebab and Pizza and DCR Music for their sponsorship. Without them we would not have been able to do it."

Across three main venues - the Connaught Hall, Queen's Square and Soma House - the activities included martial arts and dancing demonstrations, craft stalls, an art exhibition, a display of the town archives and entertainment from

past and present pupils

at Attleborough High School.

A vintage double-decker bus, provided by the Eastern Transport Collection, ferried people between the hall and square.

Mrs Pettitt added: "It is organised by a small

group of councillors and members of the public, but it would not be possible without sponsorship, which paid for things such as the jazz band and hire of the hall."

The festival, which was free, also raised £100 in donations for mayor Vera Dale's nominated charity of the year.

Organisers have announced that this

year's Attleborough Christmas Carnival will

be held on Sunday, November 30.


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