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Ewe-sain Bolt wins Lamb National at Beachamwell

Beachamwell village fete
Lamb National with Caroline Sanderson leading the sheep ANL-140831-163659009

Beachamwell village fete Lamb National with Caroline Sanderson leading the sheep ANL-140831-163659009

Thousands of people flocked into Beachamwell over the weekend to watch racing lambs.

The unique Lamb National was one of the main attractions at the village’s fete and country fair on Sunday.

An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people went along to the village green to watch six woolly wonders race and jump around the course.

Fastest sheep on the planet, Ewe-sain Bolt took the spoils of the day by beating counterparts Lady BaaBaa and Mo Faaarah.

The event is organised every other year to raise money for Beachamwell Village Hall and St Mary’s Church.

One of the day’s organisers Caroline Sanderson said: “People love to come and watch the Lamb National. It was very successful.”

Mrs Sanderson has been training the six-month-old lambs over the last few weeks.

The six lambs raced four times during the afternoon and were rewarded with a tasty meal.

There were a host of traditional games on offer during the afternoon, which included the pig bowl when the first prize was half a pig.

Visitors also hoped to win £100 in the chicken lottery. Winners took the spoils after the chicken pooed in a particular square.

Other attractions included coconut shy, china smashing, egg throwing and a tractor pull.

Downham Swing Band provided the music on the day.

Money raised at the event was still being counted.

Photos by Adam Fairbrother. Clockwise, from left: They’re off! And Ewe-sain Bolt leads the sheep home in the Lamb National

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Spectators enjoy watching the

baa-my racing

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A bowler tries his luck during one of the traditional games

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Jack Gibbon, 10, with his spaniel

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