Party time for Upwell villagers

Upwell Party in the Park
Upwell Party in the Park

Organisers of Upwell Party in the Park were blown away with the success of this year’s event which attracted record crowds.

The weekend sunshine brought out families for the party in the park on Saturday which included fair rides including a 50-feet high Ferris wheel.

Upwell Party in the Park

Upwell Party in the Park

There was a barbecue and lots of stalls and live entertainment from local bands.

The fun continued on Sunday with the summer fair which included a fun dog show and lots of other entertainment and stalls.

Ros Shorting, one of the organisers, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic weekend.

“We were blown away by how many came along for the two days.

Upwell Party in the Park

Upwell Party in the Park

“Afternoon teas served in a marquee decked out with bunting and table cloths were a huge hit and were a sell-out.

“It was the first time we had done this and it proved a real winner.”

Dozens of vintage and veteran vehicles were also on display and these proved a huge draw, too.

All proceeds from the weekend will go towards the upkeep of the playing field and pavilion.

Upwell Party in the Park
left to right Pat Moat, Richard Melton, Ros Shorting, John Spikings and Christine Aston

Upwell Party in the Park left to right Pat Moat, Richard Melton, Ros Shorting, John Spikings and Christine Aston

This weekend there is a horse and pony show on Sunday, with the first class starting at 9.30am.