Event will raise cash for hospice and draw crowds

Chairman of Euston rural Pastimes committee Giles Smith, tractor display organiser Tim Shelley, Paul Rackham Jnr, Sally Fogden, organiser, Nevaeh sheepdog, Sue Long, St Nicholas Hospice, Tim Fogden, euston organiser with the Holt 75
Chairman of Euston rural Pastimes committee Giles Smith, tractor display organiser Tim Shelley, Paul Rackham Jnr, Sally Fogden, organiser, Nevaeh sheepdog, Sue Long, St Nicholas Hospice, Tim Fogden, euston organiser with the Holt 75
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The iconic Suffolk Punches face some strong competition at this year’s Euston Rural Pastimes event in the form of a rare vintage tractor.

The Holt 75 is the sole surviving example of the vehicle which was operated by the Army in World War One.

It was stored in a quarry in Essex for some time and in 2007 it was bought by businessman Paul Rackham who has restored the machine.

Euston’s event on June 9 will be the first public showing of the vehicle pictured here.

Another first for the show will be a display by the East Anglian Sheepdog Trial team and horsemanship displays by the Devil’s Horseman stunt team.

This is the 22nd Euston Rural Pastimes and last year the country fair raised £10,350 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

There will be horse and hounds on show, vintage tractors, steam engines, music and trade stands as well as a dog show, sheep show and estate rides as well as the church flower festival. Dogs on leads are welcome and entry is £9, children £3.