Fun Day June 2010

At the 2010 Great Bromley Fun Day on 12th June, once again the weather was kind and the rain stayed away, although there was a moment of panic when the tent that the Locarno band were due to appear in blew over shortly before they arrived. In total there were 53 different events laid on to entertain and amuse and the feedback received has been very positive.

Following the opening by Martin Frostick, the Colchester Pipe and Drums put on a very stirring display. They were followed by the smooth sounding Locarno swing band, and an impressive display from the Debbie Millar Dancers. The organising committee are grateful to the dancers and musicians for taking the time to be part of the day.

Plans for the Essex Police helicopter to make an appearance had to be shelved due to essential maintenance but we are grateful to PC Dan Heard for arranging for the Suffolk Police helicopter to make a couple of fly-bys. (The Red Arrows seen flying by earlier in the day were actually part of the Queen's birthday celebrations and the committee, somewhat reluctantly, cannot take credit for that!)

The idea of the fun day is in response to the Village Appraisal and has three main purposes, namely: To bring the village together; to have fun, and to at least break even. At the time of writing the takings from the day are still being counted but hopefully the first two objectives have already been met. Proceeds from the day will be divided up between The Hamilton Lodge, The Village Hall, The Cricket Club and the Church Fabric Fund.

Lastly, a very big thank you to everybody who helped both in the organising and on the day, from the numerous village organisations and individuals to those who came from further afield. A number of people worked extremely hard and the Chairman would like to pay tribute to those who once again went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the day was a success.

Neil Skinner

Some pictures from the Fun Day taken by Neil Skinner, George & Leonie Henderson:

funday in the stocks
funday facepainting funday icecreams
funday swings funday dancers
funday croquet Locarno band
funday pipe band
funday coconut shy funday marquees
funday play your cards funday stalls
funday frosticks funday slides
vintage car show funday ploice accident display