Derek Batterbee with his scale model which will be on display for the first time at Sunday’s fun day.

Visitors to Thornham will be able to enjoy a host of classic attractions on Sunday at the village fun day. 

Thornham has a proud tradition of craftsmanship and one of the attractions will be a model by metalworker Derek Batterbee.

Mr Batterbee has completed his labour of love, a 1:12 scale model of a 1976 version of a Kenworth W900 truck.

The completed model will be on public display for the first time at the event and will sit alongside the inspiration behind it, a full-size working tractor belonging to Brian Alney.

Mr Batterbee first had the idea to make the model around 40 years ago.

He made a start but family and working life intervened and the model was put on hold.

Following his retirement, Mr Batterbee has now completed the project.

“I couldn’t begin to count the hours. Every part of this was made by me in the workshop,” he said.

Also on display at the fun day, running from noon to 5pm,  will be classic cars and a novelty dog show.

There will be live music from Hunstanton Concert Band, games, entertainment by Punch and Judy, rides, stalls and refreshments. There will also be a real ale bar and a barbecue.

Admission for adults will be £2 and it includes a free raffle draw. Accompanied children will be admitted free.

The following day on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28,  Thornham Cricket Club will host a six-a-side cricket tournament at the playing field.

Admission is free and there will be a bar and barbecue.

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