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Thousands flock to Stradsett Country and Craft Show

PUBLISHED: 15:23 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 03 June 2018

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Thousands flocked to Stradsett Country and Craft Show over the weekend.

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

Now in its fourth year the two-day event, in the grounds of Stradsett Hall, near Downham Market, featured main ring events and stalls ranging from crafts and bespoke booze to re-enactors dressed as medieval knights and vikings.

S&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, put six of their percherons through the paces after entering the ring to Thin Lizzy’s The Boys Are Back in Town.

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

As his charges got set to strut their stuff, S&J’s Neil Kitchen said: “It’s a nice show, it’s all different, it isn’t just loads of clothing.”

Riders from Moto-Stunts International began pulling wheelies and other tricks, before a succession of daring ramp jumps.

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

Dan Shadrake founded historical re-enactment group Britannia 30 years ago. Its CV includes the film Gladiator, appearances in Horrible Histories and Blackadder.

Members spent the weekend dressed as Knights Templar. Mr Shadrake said the group could also turn its hand to re-enacting the Roman era, or World War One.

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop  N&J Heavy Horses, from Beccles, display their shires and percherons at the Stradsett Country and Craft Show. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Moto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris BishopMoto-Stunts International thrilled the crowds at Stradsett Country and Craft Fair with a daring display of jumps and other tricks. Picture: Chris Bishop

Dan Shadrake (centre, in red hat) with re-enactors from Britannia, who spent the weekend dressed as 13th Century Knights Templar. Picture: Chris BishopDan Shadrake (centre, in red hat) with re-enactors from Britannia, who spent the weekend dressed as 13th Century Knights Templar. Picture: Chris Bishop


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