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A roar-some day out at Stamford and District Lions Club’s family fun day




Woden's Hearth Viking and Anglo Saxon Re-enactment Group pictured at the Stamford and District Lions Club family fun day
Woden's Hearth Viking and Anglo Saxon Re-enactment Group pictured at the Stamford and District Lions Club family fun day

Viking re-enactors, live bands, ferret racing, a quad bike course and car boot sale were among the many attractions at this year’s Stamford and District Lions Club family fun day.

The event, part of the Stamford Festival, was held on Sunday at the town’s recreation ground and saw hundreds of people of all ages enjoy the fun.

Family fun day organisers Gill Clarke (president), Colin Clarke, Jane Amaral, Alastair Baxter, Tom Riley, Ian Baxter and David Palmer
Family fun day organisers Gill Clarke (president), Colin Clarke, Jane Amaral, Alastair Baxter, Tom Riley, Ian Baxter and David Palmer

Despite heavy rain early in the morning when a team of hard-working volunteers were putting up marquees and preparing the site, by the time families started arriving at 10am the sun was out and the ground was dry.

Gill Clarke, president of Stamford and District Lions Club, said: “It takes a lot effort to prepare for event like this and so we were on site at 5.30am to start work.

“I was rather concerned when, at 7am, there was a torrential downpour but, thankfully, it passed and brightened up nicely.

“Our aim as ever is to put on a fun, free event for local families with a wide variety of activities and attractions to enjoy.”

A curtain-sided lorry provided for free by logistics firm CS Ellis Group was used as a stage and four-piece Spalding-based band Beats Working were the headline act, playing songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

New for this year was Busker’s Corner which saw local bands and solo talent given the opportunity to perform for the crowd.

Back by popular demand, the Wodens Hearth Viking and Anglo Saxon Re-enactment Group delighted onlookers with fighting and weaponry demonstrations.

Gill added: “We are grateful to those who came along on the day to support us and hope they had a good time.”

It is not yet known how much money was raised in total, but all proceeds will be used by the Lions to support good causes locally, nationally and internationally.



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