Hopes grow for street fair

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LONG Melford is expecting a big crowd for its 12th annual street fair, which will be opened by Sir Richard Hyde Parker, from Melford Hall, on Sunday, July 15.

The fair, which runs from 3pm to 10pm, will be buzzing with activity all day and organisers say there is a big push to make it the biggest street fair ever in the village.

Committee chairman John Nunn said recent television coverage of the village in BBC Two’s The Great British Story had sparked interest in the village.

“It will be a bumper year and we’re expecting a big crowd,” he said. “2012 is such a special year and the street fair is a celebration of our community spirit.”

There will be live music, children’s fun fair rides, a helter skelter, Punch and Judy show, a circus workshop, artist workshops and birds of prey, while the High Street will be lined with many stalls.