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Sausages and cider feed happy crowd at Church Gresley festival

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 28, 2014

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THE sun beat down on Church Gresley at the weekend as people flocked to the area's inaugural sausage and cider festival.

Maurice Lea Memorial Park was packed with families enjoying the weather, the entertainment and the fare on offer at the two-day event.

As well as enjoying various types of bangers and booze, visitors were able to make the most of a sausage-eating contest, children's activities and live music from tribute bands including the Kings of Lyon and Kazbian.

A number of stalls were trading, offering craft items, clothes and loom bands among other things, while the ice cream sellers did a roaring trade in the blistering heat.

A pitch and putt course was set out in the centre of the park and proved popular with families throughout the day.

But despite the friendly atmosphere early in the day, things took a sour turn as time went on. Many began to complain about the huge queues for both drinks and food, with organisers later offering an apology through social media.

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