Organisers surround a 1949 Citroen Traction Avante ahead of the French fair. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Great Bircham villagers are set to say a big bonjour to visitors at its 8th annual French fair.

Tomorrow (Saturday), the village will be transformed into a bustling French village.

There will be music, food, games and refreshments on offer and a number of French cars will be showcased.

Visitors will also be treated to a host of stalls inside and outside St Mary’s Church, plus activities for children.

A First World War tent to commemorate 100 years since the war ended will be also be there.

Event organiser Diana Hall said: “Someone has gathered all the information about local families during the war and those who died and those who came back. Children will be able to make poppies from clay.”

Mrs Hall said proceeds from the event will be going towards the church restoration fund.

She said: “We need to raise £150,000 for the church as the floor has dry rot and we only have temporary flooring at the moment. We would also like to install some toilets. 

“It’s a real village event, the bunting is already up. We hope to see a good turn out.”

The event will run from 11am to 4pm and is free to enter.