Country sports on show at West Cumbria Game Fair
Last updated at 21:40, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Thousands of people attended a two-day game fair held at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite, at the weekend.
The fair, which offered countryside sports including clay pigeon shooting, archery and fly fishing, was organised by Martin Ashfield, who aimed to gather many of Cumbria’s sporting traditions together in one place.
There were also cookery demonstrations, tastings of game dishes like rabbit stew, and a show of working dogs.
One of the highlights was a junior triathlon, open to 11 to 16-year-olds, with field archery, airgun targets and fly casting.
Mr Ashfield said: “The clay pigeon shooting and dog shows seemed to be very popular and some people said the dog demonstrations were some of the best they had been to. We had a lot of kids trying out the events, which was very encouraging to see.
“We are already booking the traders for next year, making plans and meeting sponsors.”
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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@bolverk - I seem to have been blinded by the sheer quantities of advertising for this event - you could hardly move for adverts.You really need to get a hard copy of your local paper and read it, as not everything is online.Shame the newspaper and online reviews of this event are so small - never mind, there's always next year when they get better organised and put all the exhibitors and attractions together, not spread out with vast spaces between them or in locations where the trader does no business.
@Bolverk - I personally have seen the adverts for about 6 weeks before the event. Perhaps not in your area though, but you really need to buy and read the local rags because not everything is on-line.Good show with a few teething troubles - some exhibitors and traders badly located and overpriced entry fee (for what it wss).Better luck next year with a little more organisational skills to the fore.
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