Woolly racers battle it out in the annual Lamb National

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Visitors flocked to see a jump-racing meeting with a difference in a Norfolk village.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A thoroughbred line-up of 'woolly jumpers' battled it out in the annual Beachamwell Lamb National, near Swaffham, yesterday.

The sheep racing is a popular highlight of the Beachamwell village fete and country fair.

Visitors also enjoyed a coconut shy, egg-throwing and hook the duck game.

Other more traditional country fair favourites included a dog show and clay pigeon shoot.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher


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The free event also saw people buy work from artists and craftspeople, browse a bric-a-brac stall and sample food ranging from Indian cuisine to a barbecue and homemade cakes.

There was also a real ale bar, book and plant stalls, refreshments and a bouncy castle.

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Live music was provided by Downham Market Swing Orchestra.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

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