Sicklinghall Field Day gala

NAWN. Dixie Jazz Band 'The Village Stompers', entertain the visitors at Sicklinghall. 110831ARpic4.
NAWN. Dixie Jazz Band 'The Village Stompers', entertain the visitors at Sicklinghall. 110831ARpic4.
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Sicklinghall residents came out in force over the bank holiday to help raise money for the community.

More than 300 people attended the annual Sicklinghall Field Day gala at the village hall on Monday.

NAWN. Visitor Phil Carroll right, 'Hoops' a treat on Paul Head's stall at Sicklinghall Field Day. 110831ARpic3.

NAWN. Visitor Phil Carroll right, 'Hoops' a treat on Paul Head's stall at Sicklinghall Field Day. 110831ARpic3.

Activities on the day included a giant tombola, raffle, fun race, crazy golf, a children’s bouncy castle and fancy dress competitions.

Secretary of the village hall committee, Suzanne Phillips, said the day had been a big success, she said: “The field gala is an important community event for the village and a lot of hard work has gone into it this year, as every year.

“All the children in the village could come along and play in a safe environment here and the money raised will go to refurbishing the village hall.

“It is our biggest community event of the year in terms of raising funds and everyone has a good time. This is the main fundraising event for maintaining the village hall in such excellent condition and so brings credit to the local community.”

NAWN. Friends Ed Reeves left, and Tom Hardless centre, try for a hole in one at Sicklinghall Field Day. Pictured with Golf Game host John Leahy. 110831ARpic2.

NAWN. Friends Ed Reeves left, and Tom Hardless centre, try for a hole in one at Sicklinghall Field Day. Pictured with Golf Game host John Leahy. 110831ARpic2.

The field day is now held in the village hall after being held on the playing fields of Sicklinghall traditionally. Although figures have not been totalled up, the event normally raises around £2,000 each year.

NAWN. The bowls stall run by John Wood proves a huge hit with Sophie Baxter at Sicklinghall Field Day. 110831ARpic1.

NAWN. The bowls stall run by John Wood proves a huge hit with Sophie Baxter at Sicklinghall Field Day. 110831ARpic1.

NAWN. Author Ida Greaves chats to local resident Peter Outhwaite about her book 'The Nook of Sicil's People', based on archive and memorabilia on Sicklinghall. 110831ARpic7.

NAWN. Author Ida Greaves chats to local resident Peter Outhwaite about her book 'The Nook of Sicil's People', based on archive and memorabilia on Sicklinghall. 110831ARpic7.

NAWN. The ever popular Tombola keeps turning at Sicklinghall Field Day. From left are visitor Abigail Smith, Sholto Websdale and Jim Mulkeen. 110831ARpic6.

NAWN. The ever popular Tombola keeps turning at Sicklinghall Field Day. From left are visitor Abigail Smith, Sholto Websdale and Jim Mulkeen. 110831ARpic6.