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Morton Street Fair enjoys bargains and entertainment galore

Shoppers and villagers flocked to more than 50 street stalls along Morton high street last Saturday for the annual Morton Street fair.

The event was a sell-out as usual, with the organisers, the Morton and Hanthorpe 2000+ Committee also having stalls in the village paddock.

Committee chairman Richard Wells said the 10am to 4pm fair, which was Morton’s 20th annual street fair, was another success.

"We featured our usual mix of businesses, charities and car boot-style stalls. We also had a wide range of entertainment throughout the day. There was line dancing, a children’s magician and plenty of musical acts.”

A major highlight was the flypast of a wartime Spitfire just before 1pm, which the crowds particularly enjoyed.

Richard continued: “As always, the weather was kind to us. The turnout appeared to be as good as in previous years but we cannot determine exactly how many turned up, as since it’s a street fair, there is no way of counting.”

Already, the committee is working on plans for next year’s event, subject to the support of enough volunteers to help out. The committee organised the event for the village and other charities to raise money for their good causes.

Richard added: “Themain objective is for the charity stalls to raise money for their charities. The committee is a facilitating committee. We don’t aim to make money. We use stall rents and sponsorship to cover the cost of insurance and entertainment.”

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