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Organisers hail Old Newton’s annual village event as ‘biggest ever’




Old Newton Country Fair and dog show'']Pictured: Dog agility ANL-161007-231823009
Old Newton Country Fair and dog show'']Pictured: Dog agility ANL-161007-231823009

Organisers of Old Newton’s County Fair and Dog Show have hailed this year’s event as the ‘biggest ever’.

Hundreds packed the village’s playing field on Saturday for the popular annual event, which this year saw the number of stalls double from around 25 last year to almost 60 this.

Old Newton Country Fair and dog show''Pictured: Anna Orchard (9) with her dog Misty (3) and her friend Harriet Aves (9) ANL-161007-231956009
Old Newton Country Fair and dog show''Pictured: Anna Orchard (9) with her dog Misty (3) and her friend Harriet Aves (9) ANL-161007-231956009

Ken Goudy, who is on the fair committee, said: “It went very well indeed.

“We had lots going on this year with birds of prey flying displays, a barbecue, gymnastics displays and of course the dog show.

“We had pedigree and fun classes and dog agility too.

“We had lots of wonderful stalls and things like that - we had 59 this year.

Old Newton Country Fair and dog show ANL-161007-231932009
Old Newton Country Fair and dog show ANL-161007-231932009

“We also had bouncy castles, classic cars, old farm machinery.

“We had lots going on.

“I have been involved in the show for eight years but it has been going on long before that.

“But this is the biggest one we’ve ever done. It has doubled in size.”

Old Newton Country Fair and dog show''Pictured: Robin Wesley with his 3 inch model of a five horse Burrell Agricultural Traction engine ANL-161007-231838009
Old Newton Country Fair and dog show''Pictured: Robin Wesley with his 3 inch model of a five horse Burrell Agricultural Traction engine ANL-161007-231838009

The event also included a charity cricket match to raise funds for Camille’s Appeal, a charity supporting children with brain tumours.

Ken said the committee would soon start preparing for next year’s event.

“We are not going to down size,” he said, “definitely not.

“It will even bigger and better we hope.”



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