Guests at this year’s Fenland Country Fair took a step back in time to enjoy the charm of traditional village life.
The annual event, held across the three-day Bank Holiday weekend at Stow-cum-Quy Park, showcased a more simple way of life with an array of demonstrations, parades and activities.
This year saw a new rural craft section, featuring blacksmiths, shearing, thatchers, reed making and other traditional crafts.
Malcolm Hall, one of the organisers, said: “It went very well. We were worried about the weather, but fortunately it was alright and we finally cracked on Monday, which was a fabulous day.
“I was particularly pleased with the new rural craft section. The dog show was also very well supported. Generally, the weekend went very well.”
Mr Hall added: “Another new attraction this year was the grandstand, which proved to be a very good thing. Instead of charging people to go in, we gave all the money raised to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).”
The fair raised a total of £1,645.80 for the EAAA.
Entertainment in the main arena included sheepdog, fly fishing, gundog, dog agility and falconry demonstrations, terrier racing, a fun dog show and parades of vintage vehicles, hounds and heavy horses.
On the shooting ground, there was a clay pigeon shoot, clay snooker, pool cash prizes, junior, ladies and side-by side prizes, the Muzzle Loaders Association and BASC dog and gun competitions.
Meanwhile, there were fly fishing competitions and the Ely Wildfowlers on the riverbank, as well as a traditional fairground.
For more information, visit the Fenland Country Fair website at www.fenlandfairs.com.