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Thousands flocked to lock show

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About 10,000 people visited the Foxton Locks Festival at the weekend.

The event, held at the top of the famous incline of 13 locks, featured live music on three different stages.

There was also a Viking re-enactment, belly dancing, a bar for the dads and a funfair and pony rides for the youngsters.

Festival director Ann Bushby said: "It was a beautiful weekend and I think everybody was making the most of the good weather.

"We must have had 10,000 visitors.

"People were queuing back down the locks, I've never seen so many cars.

"The festival is organised entirely by volunteers from Foxton Inclined Plane Trust who regularly give their time for free.

"I think we have done quite well financially from the weekend and I would be happy if we have cleared £5,000 profit, which is good because it was rained off last year and we lost about £3,500."

The trust is trying to raise £11 million to restore the historic inclined plane.

For more information, visit:

www.fipt.org.uk

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