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Chairman’s last Euston Rural Pastimes show

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Giles Smith who will be standing down as Rural Pastimes Chairman after this years Euston Rural Pastimes Event. ANL-140406-173806009

Mark Westley Photography Giles Smith who will be standing down as Rural Pastimes Chairman after this years Euston Rural Pastimes Event. ANL-140406-173806009

A family show that welcomes thousands of visitors each year is to bid farewell to its chairman of 23 years.

Euston Rural Pastimes, which has raised £450,000 for charities, will return to Euston Park on Sunday for its 23rd show.

It is due to be officially opened by its president, Duke Harry Grafton, at 10am.

Chairman Giles Smith, 66, said: “I love the show – we’ve never had a bad one. It’s family fun and a good-value day out.”

The retired GP, who will be stepping down after Sunday’s event, said it was ‘time for someone else to take over’.

Renowned jousting team Knights of the Damned and an air display by Wildcat Aerobatics are to feature among the day’s entertainment, along with the popular sheep show and sheepdog trials, gamegoer gundogs, hound display and terrier racing.

The heavy horse show will take place in the Suffolk Ring while the Grafton Ring will be a must for engine enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, there will be a children’s area, pet corner with donkey rides, music bands, acres of craft and charity stalls and a food hall and bar.

Euston Church, also open tomorrow, will host a flower festival with proverb theme and Red Rooster will stage a concert in the Hall Gardens tonight and tomorrow.

For details, visit www.eustonruralpastimes.org.uk

 

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