Thousands enjoy Euston Rural Pastimes show

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises ano

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises another great day out for all ages whilst raising money for a range of charities and good causes including St. Nicholas Hospice Care. - Credit: Gregg Brown

A daring display of horsemanship amazed ringside spectators at a long-standing country show.

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises ano

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises another great day out for all ages whilst raising money for a range of charities and good causes including St. Nicholas Hospice Care. - Credit: Gregg Brown

One of the region's biggest annual country fairs, Euston Rural Pastimes, took place today.

The event at Euston Park - which over the past two decades has raised almost £500,000 for the local Blackbourne Churches and St Nicholas' Hospice Care - showcased rural crafts, farm animals and country skills.

In the three show rings, a packed timetable of events included tractor displays, falconry, sheepdog trials and dog agility.

One of the highlights was the Devil's Horsemen stunt team.

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises ano

Rural Pastimes at Euston Park. The annual celebration of rural pursuits and agriculture promises another great day out for all ages whilst raising money for a range of charities and good causes including St. Nicholas Hospice Care. - Credit: Gregg Brown


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Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice fundraiser, said: 'I would like to thank all the organisers of Euston Rural Pastimes for working hard to ensure the event is bigger and better every year.'

Visitors were also able to toast the Queen's 90th Birthday, with a 'street party' taking place.

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