Frying high in March

Bacon buttie festival at March's St Peter's Church'left to right Ben Bullman and Nick Pooley ANL-151207-220113009
Bacon buttie festival at March's St Peter's Church'left to right Ben Bullman and Nick Pooley ANL-151207-220113009

The fourth Bacon Buttie Festival, staged in aid of St Peter’s Church at March, was a sizzling success on Saturday.

The organisers say around £1,000 was raised for the upkeep of the church and for activities held there.

Ed Palmer, a helper at the event held in the church grounds, estimated between 300 and 350 people attended.

He added: “We must have served 400 bacon sandwiches and fried something like 900 rashers of bacon!”

This year’s festival special attraction was The Cubano – a Cuban sandwich that went down a storm.

The festival also featured a cake stall, bric-a-brac, a brass band, live drama with a youth drama group, quoits and tea and coffee.

Mr Palmer added: “The weather was good and there was something for eveyone. It started at 9am and we were serving non-stop until the festival closed at noon.

“As long as the people of the town are as eager to support the festival as in previous years it will be repeated next year.”