Vintage vehicles draw Hockwold fair crowds

Hockwold Country Fair, ready for the off'LtoR, Matthew Hoy, Harry Rayner, Len Cullen, Dave Buttriss, they are with  the Allis Chalmers Crawler, build 1945-46. ANL-150614-174427009
Hockwold Country Fair, ready for the off'LtoR, Matthew Hoy, Harry Rayner, Len Cullen, Dave Buttriss, they are with the Allis Chalmers Crawler, build 1945-46. ANL-150614-174427009
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A host of community groups are set to benefit from the proceeds of the annual Hockwold Country Fair at the weekend.

Around 1,500 people are estimated to have attended the event, which was held at Mill Drift on Sunday.

Hockwold Country Fair'Bailey Nuss (4) taking a close up look at this 1907 Burrell Agricutural Traction Engine wheel at the fair ANL-150614-174455009

Hockwold Country Fair'Bailey Nuss (4) taking a close up look at this 1907 Burrell Agricutural Traction Engine wheel at the fair ANL-150614-174455009

But, although that was down on previous years, organising committee chairman Rebecca Morgan said she was pleased with the event.

She said: “We had a good turnout. We had people come from around Norfolk and beyond.”

Highlights included a record display of 50 classic cars and more than 4o tractors and horticultural vehicles, plus a fun dog show featuring more than 30 animals.

Pupils from the village’s Iceni Academy also played music in the main ring.

Hockwold Country Fair'Year 5 & 6 pupils from The Iceni Academy Primary School Hockwold, entertain in the main arena with the steel pans. ANL-150614-174340009

Hockwold Country Fair'Year 5 & 6 pupils from The Iceni Academy Primary School Hockwold, entertain in the main arena with the steel pans. ANL-150614-174340009

The total raised from the fair is not yet known, although Mrs Morgan expects that around £3,000 will be distributed to local good causes, once the costs of staging the event are accounted for.

She said: “The whole idea for the event is to raise money for organisations in the village who all run events throughout the year.”

Beneficiaries of the proceeds are expected to include the village’s St James’ Church, village hall, United Charities and amateur theatre group, as well as the WI, the Friendship Club and the bowls and cricket clubs.