Chairman of the organising committee, ‘Rusty’ Vern Harris said, “It was a bumper day. There must have been nearly 5,000 people and everyone seemed to be having a good time.”
He said there were a few stall shortages due to Covid and the Rotary had expected attendance to be one extreme or the other.
“Fortunately the weather was kind to us and attendance went in our favour,” he said, which he added was a big relief considering there was no event last year so funds were sorely needed.
Held on August Bank Holiday Monday, arena events included dog agility, Taekwondo, terrier racing, and John Evans, (the Balance of Power), who has raised over £250,000 for charity in his 30 years of balancing heavy objects on his head. He did a great job and gained enthusiastic applause.
A quick look skywards a little before 3pm saw the much-anticipated Spitfire flypast.
Country Corner mini horses drew over 30 children into the ring for some show jumping and there was a long queue of kids wanting to lead Promise, Sugar and Maybelline around the course.
Blasting into the arena with gusto were Tano Taiko Drummers whose cry of ‘Soreh!’ was not an apology for the noise – apparently it means ‘that there!’ in Japanese.
Classic cars, live music, stalls, craft tent, egg catching, duck race and lots to eat and drink are the tried and tested ingredients of this annual fundraising event that boosts the funds of local causes and charities.
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