Burgh Festival fun

Five-year-old Thomas Colebourne with one of the birds of prey at Burgh Festival.
Five-year-old Thomas Colebourne with one of the birds of prey at Burgh Festival.

Participants in this year’s Burgh le Marsh Festival couldn’t have hoped for better weather for their celebrations on Saturday.

There was glorious sunshine, and soaring temeperatures for the stall holders and attractions at the town’s Windmill Heritage site.

As well as craft stalls, there were birds of prey from Rushmore Country Park, music and refreshments.

The windmill and Heritage Centre attracted a lot of visitors.

Around the town were scarecrows depicting a farming theme, which saw Rosemary Payne win first prize for her ‘Jack of All Trades’ entry in the competition.

Second was Pamela Vessey and third was Stella Hardie.

The post office and Snapdragons florists also sported scarecrows and there was a charming one on Brewery Street entited ‘Molly the Milkmaid’.

Over at the Baptist Church there was an art exhibition displaying works by some very talented local artists.

The Methodist Church held its ever popular flower festival, with books being this years theme. There were some wonderful entries - ranging from Noddy and Harry Potter through Thomas the Tank Engine, to Yesterdays and The White Queen, as well as lots more sandwiched between.

The ladies were kept busy serving salad lunches.

The weather was an added bonus to this festival day organised by the Events committee.