GALLERY: Thousands flock to Terrington St Clement’s spooky Autumn Extravaganza

THOUSANDS of people enjoyed an Autumn Extravaganza with a distinctly spooky flavour in Terrington St Clement on Saturday.

Villagers made the most of the fine weather and headed to Terrington St Clement Memorial Field where everything from pumpkin carving to live music was on offer throughout the day.

Organised by the village’s community fund, the action-packed event included traditional Molly dancing, Punch and Judy, stalls and a variety of competitions.

Villager Paul Wilson’s mammoth effort tipped the scales at five stone to take the heaviest pumpkin prize, with Rachael Burridge, 15, winning the best carved pumpkin and nine-year-old Tegan Hansell being crowned the fancy dress victor.

A spectacular firework display rounded off the event in the evening while youngsters continued to enjoy fairground rides.

Graham Bragg, a member of the event’s organising committee, said: “We were delighted with the number of people who turned up and supported the event.

“We didn’t advertise it much, just a few signs in the village and things, because it was really a village event and we didn’t want crowds turning up.

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“We had around 2,500 people here in the evening when we had bands and a hog roast and the firework display. It was a great day - a terrific night - and everyone really enjoyed themselves.”

The Terrington Community Fund raises money throughout the year to help individuals or groups within the village.

Up to March this year, more than �3,000 has been distributed from the fund, and committee members organised the event to repay the support it receives from residents.