The day Wisbech added some Wizz, threw in some sand and deckchairs, brought out the donkeys and created the town of Wis-beach

PUBLISHED: 10:37 04 June 2018

Wis-bech Day: Sebastian McGovern

Wis-bech Day: Sebastian McGovern

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Wisbech adopted its surreal best on Sunday as the town put the beach into Wis-beach.

Wis-bech Day: Madeline McGovernWis-bech Day: Madeline McGovern

Sand was shipped into the town overnight and an array of candy floss and other stalls – and of course deck chairs – brought the seaside deep into the heart of the Fens. A coconut shy, beach bar, crazy golf and of course Punch and Judy helped to complete an impressive line up.

And what a turn out.

Hundreds joined the fun for a typical day at the seaside but without the need to drive anywhere.

Mayor Peter Human encapsulated the spirit of the occasion by donning his civic regalia before promptly perching himself on a stripy deck chair to watch the world go by.

Wis-bech Day: Mayor Peter HumanWis-bech Day: Mayor Peter Human

Music and karaoke kept the buzz going but for kids the best place in town was the sand pit.

Council leader Sam Hoy said it was third time the event had been staged and the council was delighted with how it had progressed.

“It was a great day,” she said. “The idea originally came from a staff member at the council and we all thought ‘why not’? We’ve got quite good at it too and already looking forward to next year.”

And she promised to double the amount of sand brought in to cope with demand.

Wis-bech Day: Kayleigh Johns and Bella SantosWis-bech Day: Kayleigh Johns and Bella Santos

Wis-bech Day: Sebastian McGovern Wis-bech Day: Sebastian McGovern

Wis-bech Day: Liara WildingWis-bech Day: Liara Wilding

Wis-bech Day: Mayor Peter HumanWis-bech Day: Mayor Peter Human

Wis-bech Day: Crowds enjoy the sunsineWis-bech Day: Crowds enjoy the sunsine

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