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Can you spot yourself at Thetford on the beach?

PUBLISHED: 09:40 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:23 27 August 2019

Mia-Buttercup playing in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Mia-Buttercup playing in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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Thetford's riverside was transformed into beach as the On The Green events drew to an end.

Ruth playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonRuth playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Families were invited down to Riverside to take part in a host of river activities including raft time trials and paddle boarding.

The beach was a highlight of bank holiday weekend with a sandcastle building competition or the opportunity to set-up a deck chair and relax in the sun.

The return of the sand was part of the town's Pirate Festival which saw 35 businesses across the town flew the Jolly Rodger and hid coins in their shop fronts for families to find.

Councillor Mark Robinson, executive member for community, leisure and culture at Breckland Council, said: "With the beautiful Little Ouse River flowing through Thetford, I am delighted to see a family focused river festival during the summer holidays, showcasing Thetford as a place to visit, relax and have fun by the river."

Lillie-Anne and Ruth playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonLillie-Anne and Ruth playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

It was the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday on record in Norfolk with temperatures of up to 32C recorded across the county.

Nurcan playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonNurcan playing in the sand at Thetford's pop-up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Mia-Buttercup building a sandcastle at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonMia-Buttercup building a sandcastle at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Buckets and spades in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonBuckets and spades in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Buckets and spades in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella WilkinsonBuckets and spades in the sand at Thetford's pop up beach. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Children playing with bubbles next to the pop up beach in Thetford. Picture: Ella WilkinsonChildren playing with bubbles next to the pop up beach in Thetford. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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