Picture gallery: Horse Power draws in a crowd at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Hundreds of people enjoyed the popular Horse Power event at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse this weekend where horses were not the only attraction.

The day out at the museum, near Dereham, took place yesterday and featured Suffolk punches, shires a Clydesdale mare and foal, an Ardennes horse and a young percheron horse.

Some 450 people came to the event which showcased traditional countryside activities, including ploughing, muck spreading and related crafts.

Farrier Laurence Ridgeway gave a demonstration on making horseshoes, master saddler, Terry Davies, worked on a new set of bridles for the farm and Ray Hubbard exhibited his collection of horse memorabilia and sang songs.

The visitors not only enjoyed the horses but were also treated to a surprise after a pig on the site had nine piglets.

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Hannah Jackson, sustainability officer for Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, said: 'We had a whale of a time and the pigs were a bonus.'

This was the third Horse Power event at the museum in three years and attracts families and horse enthusiasts alike.

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Earlier this year Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse also hosted a spring working day and harvest working day. An apple day will be taking place at the museum on Sunday, October 23 from 10am until 5pm.

Tickets cost �8.90 for adults, �7.70 for concessions and �5.90 for people aged between four and 16. Museum pass holders can enter for free.

For more information about Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse call 01362 860563.

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