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A fun day of games made families laugh at Rainham's Dovers Farm estate green

PUBLISHED: 16:45 23 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:51 24 August 2016

Friends Grace Smith and Demi Wilkinson, both 11, enjoy a fun day at Dovers farm estate green.

Friends Grace Smith and Demi Wilkinson, both 11, enjoy a fun day at Dovers farm estate green.

Isabel Infantes

More than 100 residents took part in fun activities on a green, that was recently threatened with a housing development.

From egg and jelly races and hook a duck to game of rounders and face painting, there was something for everyone at the fun family day on the green of the Dovers Farm estate, off New Zealand Way, Rainham.

A book stall and a bric a brac stall were also set-up for the occasion.

“It was just really funny,” said John Clarke, chairman of the Dovers Farm estate committee.

“There were some silly games and everybody was laughing and it was just really good fun. There was a great community spirit and that is what is most important,” he added.

Plans to built 32 homes on the green were rejected by the council last month.

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