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Celebration of rural life draws thousands to Euston Park




Thousands of people enjoyed glorious sunshine and a host of attractions at an annual celebration of rural life on Sunday.

Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464531)
Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464531)

The 28th Euston Rural Pastimes event featured motorcycle display team Bolddog Lings in the arena, while sheep, heavy horses, dog agility, classic cars, steam engines, flower displays and tractors were also on the line-up.

Chris Fogden , chairman of the organising committee, estimated 5-10,000 people attended and said it went ‘wonderfully well’.

He also paid tribute to the ‘brilliant’ team of volunteers, who ranged from those who spend months organising the event to those who spend a few hours in the tea tent on the day.

“The event is all down to the volunteers really, they are a wonderful army of people who contribute in all sorts of ways. We also have to thank the Euston Estate for their generosity every year,” he said.

The event raises funds for local good causes, being proceeds split between five churches, local organisations and St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Miranda McCoy, hospice community fundraiser, said: “Euston Rural Pastimes is one of our favourite events and the funds it raises make such a difference. It has a lovely atmosphere.”

Plans are already under way for the 2019 show.

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(2464499) Euston Rural Pastimes Pictured: Pamela Slide with her husbands 1933 Austin Seven RP Box Saloon PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464558) Euston Rural Pastimes Pictured: Richard Stock with a 1920 Charles Burrell Showmanship Road Locomotive - part of three engines at the Burrell museum in Thetford PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464567) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464576) Euston Rural Pastimes Pictured Paul Mills with his 1957 E27n Fordson Major PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464534) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464537) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464540) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464543) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464511) Euston Rural Pastimes Pictured; Dog Agility PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464546) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464552) Euston Rural Pastimes PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2464523)


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