Show keeps rural tradition alive

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The sun shone on Harby at another Country Show and Working Weekend where field demonstrations and ring events thrilled visitors.

The event on Saturday and Sunday at Canal Farm, organised by the Vale of Belvoir Machinery Group, included a wide variety of attractions for farming and motoring enthusiasts and families alike.

It featured dancing tractors, working horses, a steam threshing drum, woodcutting and farrier displays, classic cars and motorbikes and an Anglo-Saxon re-enactment.

There was also a gun dog show display team, Punch and Judy show, children’s games and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance also attended to fundraise and raise awareness of the charity’s vital work.

The air ambulance is set to benefit from a donation from the show, after it was picked by event committee members as their charity of choice.

The committee also plans to donate funds raised from the event to a handful of other local groups who attended.

Show manager Janet Craig said: “This year we had something for all the family and around 2,000 people attended. The show kept our old fashioned values an rural heritage alive.”