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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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