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Thousands enjoy St George's Fayre

One of March's biggest annual events once again proved to be a huge success on Sunday as thousands of people turned out at a day to celebrate England's patron saint.

St George Fayre 2017

A colourful parade kicked off Fenland District Council's tenth annual St George's Fayre, before it was officially opened by the Mayor of March Andrew Donnelly.

The town centre was pedestrianised to make way for a bustling street market and live music and performances, along with a host of festivities for all the family.

Attractions included a Spitfire flypast, fun fair rides, performances from Burrowmoor and Westwood Primary Schools, and popular Punch and Judy shows from Uncle Mick.

There were also Morris dancers, stilt walkers, numerous musicians and performers, and fun activities such as water zorbs, duck racing, mini golf, river trips and a dragon hunt.

The event is one of four Four Seasons events delivered by Fenland District Council and a committee of volunteers, with extra support from March Town Council.

March town councillor Jan French, chairman of March Community Events, said: "It was a fantastic day and so great to see so many people from the community turning out to support it, not just from March but a lot of people from other areas across Fenland too.

"Everyone I spoke to seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. It makes all the hard work and months of preparation all worth it."

Article added, 24 April 2017