Residents in Kessingland enjoy new afternoon of live music

Wrentham Brass Band playing in Kessingland

Wrentham Brass Band playing in Kessingland - Credit: Archant

The Wrentham Brass Band provided the entertainment as residents of Kessingland came together to raise the profile of a community playing field.

Pictures: Polly Grice

Pictures: Polly Grice - Credit: Archant

The event, put on by the Kessingland Parish Council and the Kessingland Sports and Social Centre (KSSC), aimed to encourage people to the field, on Francis Road, to enjoy an afternoon of music.

Pat Wernham of the Parish Council said the original aim was for people to sit on the field with a chair, rug and picnic with the unique chance to listen to the band. But the wet weather meant that the band was forced inside, although spirits were not dampened as £80 was raised in aid of the Kessingland Help in Need Trust.

Mrs Wernham said: 'The band was absolutely fantastic, we couldn't fault them and everyone had a great time.

'We had about 50 people there and it was a brilliant afternoon.

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'The parish council has recently taken back the field and we wanted to show that other things apart from sports could be held on it.

'We want people to use it more and make it a real community playing field.'

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Mrs Wernham added that she had envisaged a 'lovely day with people enjoying the music, laying on the grass and enjoying a picnic,' but the rain prevented this from happening.

'It was a shame but I think the only person who was disappointed was me.

'The KSSC laid on teas and coffees and several people had brought things like wine and we also had an ice cream van there. A lot of people came from immediate area and we have to say a big thank you to the KSCC and the Parish Council,' she said.

After the successful concert, plans are already being discussed about organising a similar event at Christmas time.

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