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First Deepings Fun Day Sunday drew crowds





Torrential downpours didn’t dampen spirits at a family fun day.

With the cancellation of the Deepings Carnival, which had been running for 50 years, a new event for the town was created called 'Fun Day Sunday’.

It took place on Sunday (July 7) at The John Eve Field.

Deeping Shotokan Karate club. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Deeping Shotokan Karate club. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Kate Shinkins-Hoppe, one of the organisers, said: “When we heard there wasn’t going to be the carnival we felt we wanted to put on a community event.

“It was a real joint effort and it was really amazing that everybody came together.”

Organisation began in January by Market Deeping Town Council, Deeping St James Parish Council, Deeping Lions, Rotary Club, Round Table and Inner Wheel.

Pat Walker, Rita Brown, Jill Thomas and Christine Halls of Deeping Inner Wheel. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pat Walker, Rita Brown, Jill Thomas and Christine Halls of Deeping Inner Wheel. Photo: Chris Lowndes

From games to martial arts and crazy bingo to a gin bar, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Live music also filled the air throughout the day.

According to Kate, organisers have learnt a lot, particularly that ‘you can’t control the weather’.

Although there were a couple of dry hours, there were a number of downpours of rain as well as hail.

Deepings Round Table's Batman Lester Gaunt and Robin Matt Walker. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Deepings Round Table's Batman Lester Gaunt and Robin Matt Walker. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Noel Needham from Deeping with a 1922 Morris Cowley Bullnose. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Noel Needham from Deeping with a 1922 Morris Cowley Bullnose. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Douglas Baker on a 1953 Ferguson tractor. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Douglas Baker on a 1953 Ferguson tractor. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Billie and Amber Evans fundraising for Market Deeping Community Primary School. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Billie and Amber Evans fundraising for Market Deeping Community Primary School. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Organisers will meet next week to decide whether to put on the event again next year.




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