Lancaster and Dakota flypast planned for Hilgay Country Fair

The organisers of a village fair in Hilgay feel the day wouldn't be complete without the addition of a fibreglass cow.

A plea went out for a life-size cow to be used as a prop in setting the scene for a re-enactment of a butter churning session at the Hilgay Country Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday.

It was felt the addition of a real cow may create a few problems which could be solved by a model which would still add to the authenticity of the pastoral scene.

Visitors to the fair will be able to don period costume and have their portrait taken with a number of props brought in for the day - including the 1933 Fordson tractor, pictured, owned by Peter Bates, one of the organisers.

'We just thought a model cow would give it all a bit more atmosphere,' he said.

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The fair, held on Downham Field, runs from 10am to 4pm each day and will feature a range of attractions.

It is hoped a Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be flying over on Sunday afternoon. A Dakota fly-past is scheduled for noon on Saturday.

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Hilgay Silver Band, falconry and a wide range of stalls will be on offer during both days.

There will also be a display of vintage cars, motorcycles, machinery and bygones. Admission is �3 for adults and under-12s are free.

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