‘Lovely atmosphere’ at Ottery’s annual Pixie Day

PUBLISHED: 13:27 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:00 22 June 2017

Richard Coley celebrates his forty years as Pixie Day organiser. Ref sho 25 17TI 4986. Picture: Terry Ife

Richard Coley celebrates his forty years as Pixie Day organiser. Ref sho 25 17TI 4986. Picture: Terry Ife

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The event saw a record number of youngsters participating in this year’s event.

A record number of pixies descended on Ottery at the weekend to regale the tale of Pixie Day.

Some 95 youngsters dressed up to participate in the pixies revenge racing up to the church to capture the bell ringers.

The ringers were paraded through the streets before breaking free and thwarting the pixies’ plot.

As part of the celebrations the children sang a special song to Richard Coley, who marked 40 years of involvement with the event.

The 80-year-old, who is also chairman of the Pixie Day committee, said the day had a ‘lovely atmosphere’.

He said: “It went well, it was a lovely atmosphere. It was almost a bit too hot but it was still pretty busy.

“We had a record number of pixies and some of those pixies will be grandchildren of previous pixies.

The event began in the Land of Canaan with a packed programme for all the family, including a pet show, stalls, tae kwon-do display, bar and barbecue.

Chief Pixies Chloe Hayes and Hattie Mann. Ref sho 25 17TI 4903. Picture: Terry Ife Chief Pixies Chloe Hayes and Hattie Mann. Ref sho 25 17TI 4903. Picture: Terry Ife

Eyes then turned to the Square for the retelling of the Pixies’ Revenge before resuming with live music from from Service & Reception and Dixie Green.

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