Hair-raising horsemanship and all the fun of the fair

Game and Country fair at Rougham Airfield.     Knights of the Damned jousting tournament.
Game and Country fair at Rougham Airfield. Knights of the Damned jousting tournament.
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Great weather brought out the crowds for the Game and Country Fair staged at Rougham at the weekend,

Some 5,000 people attended over the two days to be entertained by an array of country crafts and sights as well as medeival jousting and swordplay.

The event, staged by Oakleigh Fairs, followed in the wake of the Wings, Wheels and Steam events which were put on by the late John Agnew.

The Knights of the Dammed gave a full pelt display of horsemanship and showmanship as knights jousted with each other in the main ring while there was derring do from battle re-enactment group Swords of Chivalry.

Steam engines and vintage cars were on show and birds of prey, terrier racing, heavy horses and working dog demonstrations all created the traditional feel of a country show along with Punch and Judy and ice creams.

A companion dog show on Sunday also raised £200 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Charlie Owen from Oakleigh Fairs said they were already planning next year’s event at Rougham to be held at the end of June.