Punters full of praise for Long Melford Street Fair

Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233352009
Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233352009
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Long Melford Street Fair’s new beginnings as a community-run event started with a flourish as visitors, stall holders and local businesses were full of praise for the organisers.

Stuart Poole, chairman of the Long Melford Street Fair Volunteer Group, was delighted with the response.

Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233713009

Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233713009

He said: “It went exceptionally well, we had amazing weather and the atmosphere was great.

“There were thousands of people there and with the South Stage it meant it was packed from St Catherine’s Road to the Bull Hotel.”

Mr Poole, who along with his daughter Jess spent around 300 hours organising the event with the support of the small group of volunteers, said he had received around 100 letters of support from visitors, stall holders and local business owners.

The volunteer group’s Facebook page was also full of comments complimenting the event and the organisers.

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Music by Route 66 ANL-161007-232922009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: Music by Route 66 ANL-161007-232922009

This year the volunteer group took over from the parish council after it was initially cancelled.

Mr Poole has already set his sights on next year, hoping to build on this year’s success.

To achieve this he is looking for more volunteers who are willing to help out in the build-up to the event.

The event also saw funds raised for the Kernos Centre in Sudbury, with £364 to be donated.

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Music by Route 66 ANL-161007-232935009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: Music by Route 66 ANL-161007-232935009

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Rock Choir ANL-161007-232948009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: Rock Choir ANL-161007-232948009

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: The MJM Band ANL-161007-233016009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: The MJM Band ANL-161007-233016009

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Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233031009

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Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233059009

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Ian Steward with his 1987 old fairground organ ANL-161007-233113009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: Ian Steward with his 1987 old fairground organ ANL-161007-233113009

Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Linda Cutts, James Everett and Julia Barrett, rein actors from Kentwell Hall ANL-161007-233207009

Long Melford Street Fair Pictured: Linda Cutts, James Everett and Julia Barrett, rein actors from Kentwell Hall ANL-161007-233207009

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Long Melford Street Fair ANL-161007-233405009