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Busy Saturday of events with plenty for people to enjoy

PUBLISHED: 15:26 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:43 07 June 2019

Graham Elliott and Mike Smith run a layout at a previous Felixstowe N Guage Society model show Picture: SU ANDERSON

Graham Elliott and Mike Smith run a layout at a previous Felixstowe N Guage Society model show Picture: SU ANDERSON

Fans of small gauge model railways are in for a treat tomorrow - Saturday, June 8 - when the Felixstowe Area N Gauge Model Railway Group holds its annual show.

Group members will be showing off a range of lay-outs, which can be connected to each other to create larger displays.

It's part of a busy Saturday of events in the resort.

The N Gauge rail day event takes place at the Trinity Methodist Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, from 10am until 4pm.

This year's layouts include The Group Modular layout which will have new modules, Clay Hill, Lakeside Park, Long Framlington, Padnal, Wilvey, Ipswich South Bank, Barrow Fells, and Stoley Loop. There will be a chance to speak to track owners to learn more - and perhaps start a new hobby.

Trade stands will be by Scograil Europe, Orwell Model, RCS Second-hand, The Middy and Group Stand.

Admission is £4 for adults, concessions £3 and accompanied children free. The venue is fully wheelchair friendly and light refreshments will be available.

For further information see www.felixstowengauge.org.uk

Meanwhile, Felixstowe Lions Club will be holding its weekly car boot sale at Pier Plaza (in front of Felixstowe Pier), Undercliff Road West. It takes place from 8am to 1pm.

At Old Felixstowe Community Centre in Ferry Road, Old Felixstowe Community Association will be holding its annual Summer Fair from 10am to noon with games, raffle, produce, books and crafts, and refreshments. The event will have a 'Walking on the Moon' theme - with prizes for the best dressed stall, and also for the best adult costume and best child's costume in fancy dress.

Admission to the event is free.

To mark World Oceans Day, Suffolk Wildlife Trust is holding a free event on the beach near the pier - with beachcombing, sculptures, a scavenger hunt and lots of family-friendly activities from 11am to 3pm.

There will be musical entertainment at a Summer Afternoon Tea at St Mary's Church Hall, High Street, Walton, from 3pm to 5pm with tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes, scones and more in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Just outside Felixstowe, Kirton and Falkenham Churches are holding their summer fete at Kirton Recreation Ground.

Martlesham Brass Band and children's entertainer Abra Ca David will provide magic shows and balloon making, while there will be the usual fete attractions including grand draw, a range of stalls and sideshows, plus beer tent and other refreshments. The event runs from noon to 4pm - admission is £1 for adults, children 50p, and a family entry for £3.

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