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Eastbury Manor House set to host summer fete

Picture of Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Manor House’s fun-filled summer fete is set to return to Barking and Dagenham later this month, with everything from live music to archery taking place at one of the borough’s most historic buildings.

The Elizabethan gentry house will be hosting the event on Sunday 19 August, from 11am to 4pm, where visitors will be able to enjoy a whole range of exciting free activities within the building’s grounds.

They include arts and crafts, croquet, outdoor games, face painting, ‘make your own lemonade’ workshops and a number of other interesting stalls.

Children will also be able to try their hand at archery with trained instructors and targets for a small fee, while visitors can enjoy live music performances from the Barking and Eastbury Concert Band.

Tours of the 16th century building and its grounds will be taking place throughout the day, with the Eastbury Kitchen serving hot and cold refreshments.

Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, is looking forward to the event:

“This year’s Eastbury summer fete promises to be a wonderful day out for the whole family, with a great range of entertainment on offer,” she said.

“It would be fantastic to see as many residents as possible in attendance, to support one of the borough’s most iconic buildings.”

Anyone wishing to host a stall at the fete can get in contact by emailing eastburymanorhouse@lbbd.gov.uk.

For more information, visit www.lbbd.gov.uk/summerfete.

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