GALLERY: Record-breaking crowds flock to Euston Rural Pastimes

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Record-breaking crowds flocked to a jam-packed annual celebration of countryside pursuits and agriculture which raised thousands of pounds for a vital charity.

Organisers estimate Euston Rural Pastimes attracted about 10,000 people who enjoyed an array of activities show-casing crafts, animals and country skills.

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Proceeds from the day of family fun at Euston Park, which is now in its 24th year, go to St Nicholas Hospice Care and event chairman Chris Fogden said this year’s should have raised about £30,000 for the charity.

He said: “It was absolutely fantastic with phenomenal crowds. We had record crowds last year and we smashed that record - all due to a huge team effort from a fantastic group of volunteers.

“It’s one of those events where there’s a bit of everything and something for everyone.”

Highlights included the first organised display this year from Wildcat Aerobatics as well as stunts by the IMPS motorcycle display team.

There were tractor displays, falconry, hounds, pets corner, dog agility, live bands, vintage and classic cars, heavy horse show, sheepdog trials and local crafts.

A flower festival based on a theme of children’s stories could also be found at St Genevieve’s Church.