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Town's festival goes ahead despite poor weather

PUBLISHED: 23:33 28 July 2019 | UPDATED: 23:33 28 July 2019

Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

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A tug of war and a best dressed pet competition still went ahead at a town festival, although organisers say the bad weather led to a "disappointing" turnout.

Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

The committee behind Brandon Festival had planned to hold a wide variety of events including a car boot, live music, a fairground and face painting, however many stallholders and a large number of car booters pulled out due to the rain.

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Despite the weather, a number of events went ahead as planned including the best dressed pet competition and tug of war.

The tug of war was won by Brandon fire brigade, while the best dressed pet competition was won by a tortoise dressed in a spider costume.

Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain.  Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019Several events went ahead at Brandon Festival despite the rain. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

John Maxim, of the Brandon Festival planning committee, said: "It's been disappointing, we had some enthusiastic people here, but the weather has beaten us, it's just very disappointing."

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