GALLERY: Almost £2,000 raised at The Eastrea Centre’s first open weekend

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Neacy family having fun in the duck pond.

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Neacy family having fun in the duck pond. - Credit: Archant

ALMOST £2,000 was raised when a host of family activities were held at a newly-opened Fenland village hall.

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Left: Pauline and Owen Wheatley, Noreen Smith looking at

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Left: Pauline and Owen Wheatley, Noreen Smith looking at the artwork on display. - Credit: Archant

Hook-a-duck, an art exhibition, craft activities and fete stalls entertained visitors to The Eastrea Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Ellis and Alan Green working with recycled materials.

Eastrea Village centre, family activities. Ellis and Alan Green working with recycled materials. - Credit: Archant

Prof Brian Ford, who chairs the Eastrea Village Hall committee, said: “The week was an astonishing success. We made almost £2,000 - the bag of money weighed more than 7kg.”

The weekend’s entertainment was organised by an events sub-committee consisting of Tracie Daniels, Tina Arnold, Al Green, Sue Taylor, Sharon Weston, Noreen Smith and Jan Ford.

Members of the hall’s youth committee helped to run the stalls and completed a range of other duties including setting-up tables and tidying up.

Prof Ford said the highlight of the weekend was a flypast by a Lancaster Bomber from the Second World War.

He said: “It was agreed for the pilot to do a circuit or two but he flew in the shape of a cloverleaf, swooping over the hall and tilting his wing in salute of the new hall.”

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The £800,000 hall was officially opened last Wednesday by the Duke of Gloucester.

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