Spherical fun at Battle

The marbles kept rolling at Battle on Good Friday despite rain and grey skies.

Teams, including Battle Bonfire Boyes and the Cricket Club battled it out on the Abbey Green.

Battle Marbles and Easter Bonnets. 3/4/15 SUS-150404-072136001

Battle Marbles and Easter Bonnets. 3/4/15 SUS-150404-072136001

They turned out in a variety of colourful and inventive costumes which helped bring brightness to the long-standing Battle tradition.

Children enjoyed scrambling for 1,000 marbles and also took part in an Easter Bonnet competition.

Other attractions included a barbecue, organised by Battel Bonfire Boyes, face-painting, candy-floss and music.

New for this year is the Battle Marbles Trail, which continues to run all this week. Follow the clues to find marbles around town and get a mini chocolate egg for each marble you find. Just pick up a leaflet from around town and you’re off.

Battle Abbey joined in the fun by holding an Easter Adventure Quest over the weekend.

Yesterday’s World held a children’s quiz and children hunted for hidden bunnies in the recreated shop windows.

Battle Marbles dates back to the early 1900s and was revived in Battle in 1948, with lady entrants permitted for the first time in 1972.