Gallery: Payne Primary School Summer Fayre

PAYNE Primary School in Parson Drove continued its 75th anniversary celebrations with a summer fayre on Saturday complete with fly-past by a Dakota. Community organisations were involved in the event which saw crowds of visitors, including many former pup

PAYNE Primary School in Parson Drove continued its 75th anniversary celebrations with a summer fayre on Saturday complete with fly-past by a Dakota.

Community organisations were involved in the event which saw crowds of visitors, including many former pupils, go along and help raise more than £900.

Mayor of Wisbech Councillor Jonathan Farmer and his wife Susanah opened the fayre and presented a time capsule to head teacher Michael Hill. The capsule will be buried in the school grounds at the beginning of the new term in September.

Vital Communities, Fenland Links and Street Pride were all involved in the fayre. Other schools were invited to take part in a five-a-side football tournament with the winners coming from Gorefield. Cllr Farmer presented the medals and trophies which had been sponsored by System 3 Services of Wisbech.


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There were lots of stalls, competitions, refreshments, a balloon race, and musical entertainment.

Photographs of the last 75 years were on display along with memories of former pupils which have been collected over past months. There were also lists of pupils which were were added to by visitors.

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Parson Drove's separate existence from Leverington was recognised in 1784 when the Parson Drove School Board was established and the school was replaced in 1933 dedicated to Alderman Payne of Cambridge.

Mr Hill explained that the time capsule will be buried on September 8 - the official opening date of the school. It will contain several items including a current prospectus, a list of pupils attending on that day, and photographs of the summer fayre.

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