Hard time for convicts and fort fun for archers

Published 14/04/2015 | 00:00

Ollie Murphy cooling down the prisoners at the Jail or Bail fundraiser in Duncannon
Ollie Murphy cooling down the prisoners at the Jail or Bail fundraiser in Duncannon
Trying out the archery in Duncannon Fort were Ali, Dani and Leah Cunnigham
Prisoner Vinnie White gets into a scuffle with a prison warden during the 'Jail or Bail' fundraiser at Duncannon recently.
Trying out the archery in Duncannon Fort was Max Galloway
Looking at their Easter Eggs in Duncannon Fort were Jessica and Matthew Kelly
Peter Murphy looking at artist Anthony Doyle

A huge crowd turned up at Duncannon's criminal court to witness five local men decked out in jailbird black and white getting charged, imprisoned and put in the stocks.

The five men were handcuffed and their feet secured with balls and chains. They were escorted down to the green in the centre of the village by two guards to start off the fundraiser for Michelle Wallace, who is vying to bcome this year's Mayor of Duncannon. All the kids (the jury) decided the men were all guilty from the start and took great pleasure in throwing water balloons and wet sponges at the prisoners. Two convicts escaped but were soon caught by the guards, while 'convict' Bob Roche's acrobatics in scaling the fence are still a huge talking point in the village.

Ms Wallace, who is representing Roche's bar, said: 'The prisoners were also fed, on the menu was "Willy" Wonka's Surprise (Bull's penis). It was a great family and community day out and the feedback has been so positive with everyone thoroughly enjoying the day.'

The sharpshooting Dunbrody Archers also made the most of the fine weather over the Easter bank holiday weekend, taking aim at targets at Duncannon Fort, watched on by spectators.

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