Hundreds will be in frame for fun day

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HUNDREDS of people are expected to be put in the picture at a fun day being held in Bedlington this weekend.

The fair, called the Big Event will take place on Sunday from 10.30am to 3.30pm at the Lodge in Ridge Terrace.

It is being organised by not-for-profit company Leading Link and will feature a barbecue, funfair rides, football games, market stalls, pony-riding and a talent competition.

At noon, the Lodge’s community orchard will be officially opened by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.

An hour later, a community photograph will be taken to commemorate the last 60 years of the town’s history featuring as many residents as can be persuaded to turn up and pose for the camera.

The photo will form part of a time capsule to be buried in a new community garden in September.

Other attractions on offer include a tea dance, crazy golf and a 2,000-duck charity race.

Lyn Horton, manager of Leading Link, said: “With so much going on, there promises to be something for everyone at the Big Event.

“Hopefully, the sun will be shining and the field will be full of visitors to give Bedlington a bank holiday weekend to remember as a celebration of our fantastic community spirit.”

Entry to the event is 50p, and proceeds will be donated to Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids charity.