Codicote Village Day 'exceeded expectations'

PUBLISHED: 13:44 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:44 26 July 2013

Rosie Smith 8

Rosie Smith 8

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THIS year's Codicote Village Day "exceeded expectations", according to the event's organisers.

Helped by the hot, dry weather, more than 1,000 people attended the fun day, which aimed to entertain the villagers rather than make money.

And a last-minute change to the village day opening line-up saw England rugby international Alex Goode open the event after fellow Saracens player Charlie Hodgson dropped out on Friday afternoon.

He was joined by Ricky Wilde, brother of 80s singer Kim Wilde.

Colin Argent, one of the village day organisers, said: “It was a very good day, we definitely exceeded expectations.

“Just on the sales of burgers alone we know we had more than 1,000 people come along.”

For the second year running the venue for the fun day took place on the Great Field rather than at the Sports and Social Club which meant more people could go.

Codicote School was crowned winners of the walking parade competition, while Tower Road, who dressed as the Flintstones, were awarded first place in the float competition.

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