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Families and supporters were out in droves on Sunday as they joined the celebrations of a decade of fundraising for Grimston’s village church at the annual tractor rally.

The Friends of St Botolph’s Church were thrilled to see such a huge turnout for the Vintage Tractor Road Run and Country Fayre, with over 100 people walking through the gate in just 15 minutes.

Committee member Sharon Nichols said: “It was just amazing. The turnout was phenomenal and it was just a really lovely family event. Everyone was having a jolly good time and the band were fantastic.”

Around 30 vintage tractors joined the road run around the village before making their way back for the afternoon’s Country Fayre, where they joined static displays of old farm machinery, steam traction engines and bygones.

With plenty to keep all ages entertained, there were craft demonstrations, a display by the Dancing Dogs, live music from DNA along with a beer tent, hog roast, barbecue, strawberries and cream and a collection of stalls and games.

Trevor Stebbings, also on the committee, said: “It went very well and the field was just packed all day. The Dancing Dogs were popular with the children and their parents. We were just lucky that the weather held off quite well for us.”

The annual Vintage Tractor Road Run and Country Fayre has been running for a decade and has raised a total of £64,000 to help maintain St Botolph’s Church and to pay for vital repair works to preserve it.

Monies are still being collected and counted, but organisers are confident this year’s event has raised over £2,500.

 

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